“(Harper Lee, page 161). The mixed children of Mr. Raymond are socially out casted from the whole town, as no one wants to be with them, both races find them a disgrace to their own race. These children have got no one, but themselves to be with and this is not fair because these children could be just as capable as any other child. This shows Maycomb’s disregard to equality. Moreover, children’s minds are often diluted with confusion because of the prejudice acts of racism.
The most glaring example of racism in the novel is when Tom Robinson is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell just because he dared to feel sorry for her. The result of this racial prejudice leads the people of Maycomb to be very hypocritical and have double standards. They say they have sympathy for other races in other countries but then they treat the ethnic minority in their town with great disrespect. The prejudice of the town is produced from fear, historical context and their social conditioning. They are afraid because of ignorance and not being able to understand new and different things.
People who are abused are more likely to abuse their own children. The creature is never treated well by any humans so it is hard for him to treat them well back. John Locke and Jean Jacque Rousseau explain that if humans are treated well than there is a higher chance that they will turn out to be good, and if treated poorly then there is a chance for evil. (Gale Reference Library) Mary Shelley wants people to give people who might seem evil a chance because the people around them changed them to make them who they are.
Atticus starts off by repeating the statement the white community addresses on Negroes, that they are evil in every aspect of life, and therefore they should not be trusted with women and in the community overall. Then, Atticus turns the tables on to the people of the courtroom, telling them that they must have lied or done evil before too, henceforth, making other people of different races evil. The racism toward Tom Robinson makes him feel as if he is guilty for his race. The white community makes Tom’s innocence feel obstructed because he has been accused of a rape as well as being told he is “evil” as well. The whites treat Robinson as if he is the worst sin,
There are many differences between this community and others in the United States, one of which is that the government has grouped these people all together and made a ghetto of the lowest income families. This has ostracized them from the rest of the nation. It has given them many abandonment issues to deal with, while also telling them they are not worthy of living among the wealthier population. Environmental factors are involved in the problems arising in the South Bronx. Pollution, for example, could be the biggest source of the high number of children in the community who have asthma.
Board of Education court case and the enactment of the fourteenth amendment? The problem doesn’t solely lie on a system failure but also on the misconstrued ideas and beliefs that are inculcated in the minds of individuals since childhood. The system methodically segregates minorities into specific cities and regions, majority of which are impoverished neighborhoods. (Kornblum & Julian) This method interferes with the possibility of children coexisting amongst different races and ethnicities harmoniously, but instead reinforces the idea that whites are superior to others. Children are taught to fear blacks, because of the common stereotype of blacks being a dangerous underclass.
“Members of the ingroup face an internal conflict, resulting from the disconnect between the societal rejection of racist behaviors and the societal persistence of racist attitudes” (Blank 59).For example, many white children grow up in a home full of discrimination towards others and so they believe that is what is right. Their morals are construde and they have been brainwashed to adopt those
Scout notices that Maycomb forces them to feel melancholy for attributes they cannot control. This is terrible treatment, because nobody should become alienated due to their genes. Discrimination causes the ugly behavior a... ... middle of paper ... ... weak (Lee 296). Jem looks up to his father, and to his town, but unfortunately absorbs their sexist ways. Since this angers the protagonist, Scout, it shows that discrimination negatively influences people.
Gang crime in Long Beach is extremely prevalent and stems mainly out of racism. People of different racial groups stereotyped, feared and hated each other and violence was their way of dealing with the situation. This violence did not only negatively impact the community when someone was killed, however, it also perpetuated the feelings of fear and hatred. Another way in which the movie highlighted the negative consequences of racism was through classroom 203. Children who came from disadvantaged communities were placed in this classroom as a result of the gaps in their education, however, these students were discriminated upon as they were percieved to be educationally incapable and funds were often witheld from this classroom.
Tom Robinson was a colored man who was wrongfully accused and convicted for raping a white woman. Granted that some blacks may fall in... ... middle of paper ... ...lity in a community. Individuals in Maycomb County were often prejudged because they didn’t fit into a particular stereotype in that community. Maycomb County had not undergone change, which resulted in these prejudices and still continued to cause problems in their community. Children learn many stereotypes and believe that they are fact, and we behave as such.