Theme Of Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Thomas Jefferson claimed that in the Declaration of Independence “All men are created equal”. This statement is false and evidence will be prove that oppressors have used racism, discrimination and the system to stifle equality for African Americans, Jews and minorities. The three universal themes are racism, inequality in the justice system and educational barriers observed throughout the works of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Elie Wiesel’s Night. Based on the finding presented by the European Commission (EU) report, substantiates that Germans instituted the Nuremberg Race Laws, thereby prohibiting interracial relations or marriages between Aryans and non-Aryans such as Jews, Gypsies or African-Americans (Nuremberg Race Law pg.1). In comparison, United States enforced the Jim Crow Laws throughout the South legalizing segregation between blacks and whites (inforplease.com). Ultimately, these extreme practices were eventually declared unconstitutional and justly eradicated. Webster’s dictionary defines racism, as believing that one's own race is superior over another. There are several examples of racism illustrated in Harper Lee’s fictional novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The most prominent examples of racism were demonstrated by the Maycomb County citizens’ threats and other forms of intimidation towards the Finch family during Tom Robinson’s Trial. Lee depicts the South, during that time period as racist and they would rather choose to ignore evidence than uphold
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