What Is The Intersection Of Social Inequality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Discrimination is the separation of society; it has always been apart of history, especially in the United States and is still going on now. History has shown that white men has always been the superior race in the past and has had more privileges compared to other ethnic groups. In the mid 1900s white Americans were the superior race and black Americans were treated brutally and didn’t have the same rights. Even today, white Americans are known to have high social status compared to other races. There has always been social inequality and white Americans has always had the upper hand. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee it demonstrates how skin color affected the way people were judged and what rights they had. It shows the inequality …show more content…

According to Michael E. Brown “The Intersection of Race and Social Inequality” Progressive Springs; our country is still unbalanced since the US Justice System is slightly leaning towards white power, when it comes to colored Americans getting killed. For instance the murder of Eric Garner, a 43 year old man, he was strangled to death by an officer for supposedly selling untaxed cigarettes. After telling the officers that he couldn’t breathe they still refused to let go of the choke hold. As stated in the article; in the past 5 years, 76 people of color have died in police custody; and 52% of white americans believe colored people are getting treated equally just like white americans, when it comes to being treated by law enforcement or jobs. The article also states that some people think that murder by cops are okay. Michael E. Brown claims that he has read that whites on twitter, facebook etc. think that africans exaggerate the fact that they are mistreated way too much. This is clearly untrue, because unarmed black teenagers (Ferguson, Missouri) are getting killed by police officers. Also if you look at Jared Bernstein “What racial injustice looks like in America’s economy” The Washington Post, their graph shows that the ratio of black unemployment compared to white unemployment is 2-1. After reviewing this, there is no possible way people in the right state of mind can …show more content…

The prejudice and discrimination of others, and for a fact, ethnicity does play a role on how an individual will be labeled in society, because of stereotypes and the ignorance of others, certain ethnicity may not have the same chances as others to become who they want to be, and live the life they’ve been striving for. So at the end of the day your ethnicity does play a role on the opportunities you may receive, and how successful you’ll be in your

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