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I am here today to explain to you the prejudice that was ever present in such texts as to kill a mockingbird, mississippi burning and also of the poem refugee. We will further look into the racism in those times and also the discrimination just because you were slighty different to other people. And although racism and discrimination of culture or just plainly different is still done today we as a community would like to think it has become much easier to cope with. To Kill A Mockingbird

The novel To Kill A Mockingbird revolves around a young girl named Jean Louise Finch who goes by the nicknamed "Scout". Scout experiences different events in her life that dramatically change her life. Scout and her brother Jem are being raised by their father, a lawyer named Atticus and a housekeeper named Calpurnia in a small town in the south. At this point in time in the South racism and discriminations towards black was a big issue. The story begins when Scout is 6 years old, and her brother is about to enter the 5th grade. That summer Scout and her brother meet a young boy named Dill who comes from Mississippi to spend the summers there. They become fascinated with a man named Boo Radley, a man in his thirties who has not been seen outside of his home in years, mainly because of his suppressed upbringing. They have an impression of Mr. Radley as being this large ugly and evil man. Then comes the trial. Scout's father becomes a defense attorney for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. This has a big affect on Scout. During this trial friends tease her because her father was helping this black man. Scout starts to see the racism that exists. During the trial Scout and her brother and close friend Dill witness the trial. Even though they are young they can see that Mr. Robinson is innocent. Even though Mr. Robinson's innocence was clear even in the eyes of kids, Mr. Robinson was still found guilty. Later...

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