Racism In 'To Kill A Mocking Bird'

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Isabel Pichardo
Mr. Baser
Honors English
9-17-2015
“To Kill a Mocking Bird” Critical Race

As the story develops we can appreciate that racism t makes up the essence of the story. But we only truly see what is happening through Scouts eyes as she is trying to understand what is going on. We understand the tension between the black and white during the time of the trial. Critical races the struggle of races, especially with African Americans. White people are usually favored by the law, even though the law should be neutral and favor the one who is correct despite race. Scout is trying to understand why they are calling him all these names. Like when as Harper Lee says “Cecil Jacobs made me forget. He had announced in the schoolyard the
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Calpurnia stayed with them. When it was Sunday she decided to take them to Church with her. Upon their arrival Lula “greeted” them. As Harper Lee said “ Lula stopped , but she said you ain’t have no business bringing white chillum here—they got their own church ain,t it, Miss Cal?” (chap 12). Here its reverse racism because Lula wasn’t fond of the presence of the white children as it would also would’ve been if an African American would’ve showed up in a White’s people Church. As the time for Tom Robinson’s case is coming tension grows in town. Particularly when an angry mob of white men decide to come and lynch Tom. One of them was Mr. Cunningham but he had a moment of realization of what was happening as Scout start talking about his little boy and that make Mr. Cuningham realize what they are doing is wrong in fact he serve in the trial. The day of the trial everybody was there the court was packed. Already from the beginning of the story we already know that he won’t win the case he even says so himself. As the trial goes on we see that Tom evidently not guilty but nothing can be done be cause he is a black man that was accused of having sexual relationships with a white man. Law isn’t on his side even though he is proven innocent. The thing is Mr. Ewell even if he is lying under oath the law will protect him because he is a white man. He doesn’t get any charges for what he had done to

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