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Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Andrew Evans

on 29 January 2014

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Transcript of Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird: Racism
Movie example
The Blind Side: In the movie a southern wealthy white family takes in a African American teenager off the streets and welcomes him into their home. Upon receveing the family Christmas card serveral in the community make comments about how improper that may be.
Text example
"She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man." ( Lee,272)
Text example
"They don't belong anywhere. Colored folks won't have'em because they're half white; white folks won't have'em becuase they colored, so they are just in between, don't belong anywhere.
Text Example
Mr. Ewell, " I seen that black man yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!" (Lee, 231).
Text example
"I'm simply defending a Negro-his name is Tom Robinson. He lives in that little settlement beyond the town dump. He's a member of Calpurnia's church, and Cal knows his family well." ( Lee,100)
Example 4
Example 2
Mrs. Dubose was very critical about Atticus and the that fact that he would help the African American people of his community. Frequently she would rant to Jem and Scout about how Atticus was no better the the trash he worked for. ( Lee,135)
Example 3
During Tom Robinson's testimony he states that Mayella Ewell says she's never kissed a man before. Tom states that Mayella said "kiss me back,n******"
a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities
Example 1
Word of Tom's death spread through the community. Many steroyped saying typical of a black man to cut and run or that there is a menality for them to have no plan or thought of the future (Lee,322)
A boy in the school yard
makes fun of the children, saying that their dad defends black people. Lee,99)
Second Movie Example
In th longest yard the guards are "racist rednecks" what that means is in the south people are still racist in the south because they still think blacks are inferior to whites.
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