In today’s world racism is not as common as it was in the 1900’s. In the early 1900’s racism was very common, and most of the white Americans were racist to the Minorities. Although racism was common in the 1900’s it is now frowned upon and not very common at all. Minorities are now not rejected in today’s world, and are accepted like any other person. Racism in “To Kill A Mockingbird” is very common, and it is an important part in the story. Racism is shown by the Caucasian’s in Maycomb against the African-Americans in many different ways like when the jury convicts Tom Robinson guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. The details of Tom Robinson raping Mayella Ewell are very vague and do not show enough evidence that Mayella Ewell was raped. When the jury of all Caucasian men decide to vote if Tom Robinson is guilty or not, they all vote guilty only because Tom Robinson is black. “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: Guilty…Guilty…Guilty…Pg 211”, this quote shows that the jury did vote Tom Robinson 100% guilty. Another quote from the book that proves the racism and prejudice is “They said if he’d had two good arms he’d have made it, he was moving that fast. Seventeen bullet holes in him Pg. 235”. This quote shows that the racism in the book is very heavy and even the police officers will keep their emotions guiding their actions and not their brain.
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