The narrator is not the only black male in the story to have experience the racism with the white men. The narrator tries to get away from the racism but struggles to, he come across multiple African Americans that attempt to do the same thing. All of these provide an idea to the correct way to be black in America and it also demonstrates how blacks should act. It is said that anyone who doesn’t follow these correct ways are betraying the race. In the beginning of the story, the narrator’s grandfather says that the only way to make racism become extinct that African Americans should be overly nice to whites.
For example, Scout is harassed and becomes the target of insults when her father decides to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. This is a plajurized essay. The hate felt towards black people by the majority of the Maycomb citizens causes them to bother and harass those who attempt to befriend the black people. Forgive me for stealing this essay. Scout realizes that the only reason she must undergo this torment is that her father is defending a black man, which has become taboo because of the corruption that racism has caused in many people.
In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck learned from the Widow Douglas, the woman who fostered him; Tom, his best friend; Jim, a slave he helped escape; and his father, a brutal drunkard. What Huck learned shaped his moral and ethical character. Huckleberry Finn seemed to live without a care in the world. He had no mother and an abusive drunk for a father who only showed up when he saw fit. The only person who cared about Huck and wanted him to succeed in life was the Widow Douglas.
Those who support blacks are judged, like Atticus, Jem and Scout. How does discrimination affect those who are innocent? In the novel, a mockingbird represents innocence; it represents Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Arthur Radley. These characters are always criticised because of some kind of discrimination, whether it be rumors, their skin colour or their character, even though they are innocent. Through the characters of Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Arthur Radley, Harper Lee demonstrates that discrimination destroys those who are innocent, which leads to character judgement, loss of life and isolation.
The ‘mockingbird’ represents various characters in the novel that are harmed one way or another, particularly by the judgmental, prejudiced ways of the Maycomb townsfolk. Throughout the course of the book, the innocence they once had is destroyed, figuratively ‘killing’ the mockingbirds. Tom Robinson is a quiet, respectful and hardworking man, but all of that is irrelevant - he is black. The second he was accused of rape, the all-white jury had pretty much made up their mind. Despite the overwhelming evidence indicating his innocence, a combination of the individual jury members’ prejudices and pressure from their community led them to reach the unfair and sadly unsurprising guilty verdict.
Dr. Miller, Josh Green, and Jerry, three diverse black characters from The Marrow of Tradition, exhibit different effects of slavery and racism throughout the book. Dr. Miller gets his hard working qualities from his slavery influence, but racism makes him feel inferior. Josh Green, on the other hand, is socially subordinate because of slavery, and the racism makes him extremely violent towards whites. Lastly, Jerry is so influenced by white men that he still thinks he is under their control and conforms to everything they do; racism affects him by making him racist against blacks. The Civil War, though it supposedly ended slavery, monumentally impacted the blacks through racism and the long term consequences of slavery.
No matter if I did twice the work any other man could do he `bused me anyhow" (Gaines 189). His treatment of Charlie eventually cost him his life. Fix Boutan and his son Beau hate the blacks and think that they are a race above them. Fix has a history of "taking the law into his own hands" (Galens 123). Everyone in Marshall expects Fix and his gang to come and lynch the whole group.
(cnx.org) Every day there are people who are prejudice against others. Maya Angelou states that “prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the resent inaccessible” (Goodreads.com). There is still prejudice in America. Most Americans probably take race for granted as affixed and eternal fact and regard slavery as simply the clearest example of prejudice, but there are many more examples of prejudice. For example racism against many different cultural and religious groups, like Muslims, African Americans, or just the hatred some people have for homosexuals.
"(75) Taking this case took a great deal of courage and made Atticus a target of ridicule for Maycomb County. He was standing up for what he felt was right, and he was almost standing solo. The majority of Maycomb's citizens do not agree with Atticus's actions whatsoever. He was "running a still" in Maycomb, he was referred to as a "nigger lover" which was not accepted in society of Alabama in the 1930s(75). In Atticus's own home he was put down for defending a black man.
In Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” there is a lot of racism. Racism happens everywhere in the world sometimes as a joke and sometimes as a joke or just randomly slips out of your mouth. Many people in the world are treated unequally because of their religion, color, beliefs, disabilities and much more. In this novel there is lots of racism and it’s mainly between the blacks and the whites. The blacks are treated like slaves and the whites are treated like kings.