Are Bad Race Relations Still An Issue?

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To Kill a Mockingbird Are bad race relations still an issue? That is a very important question in the topic of race relations. While it is true that race relations was a major issue in the 1930s when To Kill a Mockingbird was written, is it still a major issue? The answer is yes, it is. Now while slavery is no longer an issue in America and is usually only mentioned in history classes and schools, in To Kill a Mockingbird, slavery was still a topic that was on people’s minds, which caused bad relations between whites and blacks. Nowadays racism and things of that nature, usually come from elderly people that were around during the civil rights movement. It is still a major issue however. Riots going on around the country, bad relations with cops, and blacks and whites just all around not being kind to each other is causing major problems in our nation. Bad race relations don’t stop at blacks and whites. There are bad relations with Asians, Mexicans, etc., while they aren’t as bad as whites and blacks, they still deserve to be mentioned. It is believed that To Kill a Mockingbird’s Tom Robinson case was inspired by The Scottsboro Trials. They were a series of trials for nine black men, falsely accused of raping two white women on a train near Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931. It is clear that there is some connection between the two because Tom Robinson was falsely accused of raping a white women as well. Whether this is true or just a coincidence, we may never know, but it would be strange to have such similarities and for it to be unplanned. The Scottsboro boys were found guilty of rape, as was Tom Robinson. The problem was that in both cases they were put against all white juries. It can be assumed that because both the juries were w... ... middle of paper ... ...t is safe to say that within 5-10 years illegal immigration will be almost non-existent. While it is true that race relations are not the most stable thing in our country, they are slowly growing better. It is possible that if we didn’t we never enslaved African Americans, we could have as good of relations as we have with other whites. What started with slavery ended in riots and shootings. While that may sound bad, Caucasian Americans have had a huge mind set change over the past 100-200 years or so. However, the illegal immigration from Mexico is still an issue. All these issues are slowly fading out. This is for the better of mankind. Bad race relations are still an issue and will continue to be as long as there is a group of individuals that are different. However, it will not be as big of an issue as it was years ago. All of America should be glad about that.

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