To Kill A Mockingbird Should Be Banned In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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We ban books because we feel that they are unfitting or dangerous for society. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was banned simply because it says “nigger” more than just a few times. This I just don’t understand there are many other things that are much more dangerous than this book that should probably be banned. The word “nigger” along with several other words that are offensive, degrading, and downright disrespectful are in our music, on our phones, social media, and on television every day; so, if we are using this logic shouldn’t all of that be banned to? I mean seriously if this is your reason for banning this book then we have a lot of things that should be banned. “To Kill a Mocking Bird” is not only a great book but also a book that portrays a clear and concise message. This book is about the murder, immense persecution, and hatred towards an innocent man, Tom Robinson. This book Written by Harper lee is about a rape case against an African American man during the years of 1932 to 1935 in Maycomb, Alabama. These years were filled with racism, hatred, and segregation. A rape charge against a black man, Tom Robinson, with the victim being a white woman, Mayella Ewell, was ultimately a death sentence during these times no matter the actual truth to the incident or if it even occurred in the first place. This story portrays the truth of racism and the extreme level of tyranny directed towards African Americans. Lee lays out in detail the entirety of Tom Robinson’s case from the

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