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What Is Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks."(lee 304) said Scout, to what Jem replied "that's what I thought too...when I was you age. If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to devise each other?"(304). Discrimination and prejudice is illustrated in the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Throughout the novel discrimination is shown in two different categories, racism and stereotypes. Racism is the main source of discrimination throughout the novel. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson's case should the racism in Maycomb,Alabama. Atticus made sure everything in that case proved that Tom Robinson was innocent, but that didn't matter. What…show more content…
All of these are based of something one person in the same race did, was accused of doing, or something someone heard of because "people generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.."(233). In To Kill a Mockingbird the Tom Robinson case was based off a well know accusation for African Americans. A dark skinned man being accused of raping a white girl. Tom Robinson was oodly off balance with a small shriveled hand. Tom Robinson was crippled and though he could work he only had one hand. He couldn't have done everything he was accused of even if he wanted to. Today's stereotypes are still a big thing people say all white people are rich or all colored people like grape soda. Some stereotypes are worse than others. People will treat you a certain way based off assumption and stereotypes, but just because there are some Muslims that have been part of terrorist attacks doesn't mean we should kick them all out and say they're all terrorist. Just because one person does something doesn't mean all the people in the same race or social class are the
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