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The Problem Of Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Throughout America Racism has been a major problem. One of the reasons it is a problem is because of the KKK or Ku Klux Klan and it is clearly seen that the group is racist. In Harper Lee’s Novel “ To Kill A Mockingbird” racism is also clearly seen throughout the town. When an angry mob ambushes Tom Robinson it is similar to what the KKK did.

The Klans’s mission was to abolish all political and economic equality for blacks. In the story that is basically the point, the people in the town don’t want Tom Robinson to be free because they think he rapped a young girl.They won’t take into thought that her father was a drunk and just because he was black he automatically did it. Also in the courthouse the blacks had to sit up at the top of the
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In the story Calpurnia took the kids to a black church and then their aunt didn’t want the kids to go back there because it was a black church. The KKK did other cruel things like murder the people. The worst part was the police didn’t stop them mainly because they were members. It is kind of similar in the story there was a mob heading for the jail and nobody was going to stop them if it wasn’t for Scout talking to Mr. Cunningham

The government tried to stop the KKK but it didn’t work out well because they were scared of the Klan. The same thing kind of happened when the group of people stormed the jail where Tom Robinson was being held. The only different thing was Scout and Atticus were not scared to protect Tom But he didn’t want a fight because he said “ you can turn around and go home, Walter.”( Lee, 202) They weren’t scared of the group they wanted to stand up for Tom. To Kill A Mockingbird shows how terrible racism is and how it affects everyone. There are several characters that are against Tom Robinson being free because he is black. There are also a few who want him to be free because he didn’t do it. Atticus teaches Scout and Jem that it is wrong to hate someone because of their race. Though he didn’t flat out say it, he told them to never kill a mockingbird because they haven’t done any sin. Tom is like the bird and just because he is black doesn’t mean he is a terrible
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