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To Kill a Mockingbird on racism

For many centuries there has been hatred in society. A strong detestation that is still identified with to this current day is racial discrimination and prejudice. Although much progress has been established there is still evident signs that racism still occurs. In the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and in the movie Mississippi Burning it can draw out the statement “ Prejudice and racism blind people from the truth.” To further expand on this statement it can be seen in the book as well as the movie that the south is very ignorant towards outsiders, the whites prejudge the blacks, and that children are brought up to be racist by their parents. These points are all clear as a part of the storyline in both the movie and the book. Firstly the south is very ignorant to outsiders. This is very true especially when it comes to black people. The south was the first slavery place in America and when the blacks were freed from slavery the south wasn’t too impressed. The southern view on anything but whites isn’t much of a fair view. In the movie Mississippi burning there is strong imagery right form the begging of the film showing burning houses and hatred for blacks and those who support the black population. In the book to kill a mocking bird the black’s re also discriminated against by most of the people in Maycomb County. Both of these stories take place in the south of America, which proves that in the south they do not show any kindness whatsoever to anyone but there “own”. The disgust for blacks in the south was so strong that even a white person would be looked down upon just for defending a black in a court case. This was the issue with Atticus Finch in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is a lawyer who happens to feel that everyone should get a fair trial. Many of his clients are black people who are accused of crimes that they didn’t do rather a crime a white man did and blamed on a black to s...

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