To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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In the time around 1931, slavery had been abolished for almost seventy years, and many Black were living in society just like everyone else because they had the right to. Still, people didn’t treat them like they belonged, despite the government officially declaring it so. The majority of Whites made sure they had nothing to do with Blacks, for they might also face being disrespected or looked down upon. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many outcomes may have resulted differently because of people of the town of Maycomb’s racism towards Black. Tom Robinson got an unfair white jury. Aunt Alexandra ended Scout and Jem’s going to church because it was a black church. People did not care how Tom was treated because he was “only a black.” The town turned against Atticus for defending a black man. Racism in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird affected the events by not giving black people as much chance of being taken for their word of innocence, which demonstrated not only an unjust legal system for persons of color, but an unfair system in other aspects of life as well.
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