Essay about Black People and White Mans Word

Submitted By JazminAlvarez
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Jasmine Alvarez
English 9- Period 3
White-collar crime black man charged. Martin Luther King JR. Once said,¨I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about the Finch family who lives in the quiet town of Maycomb Alabama. Scout Finch lives with her brother, Jem, their new friend dill that they had just befriended, and their widowed father Atticus,Atticus is an appointed lawyer and the Finch family is reasonably well off in comparison to the rest of the society. There was another family the Ewell’s family that hated the finches because Atticus Finch defended a black man in court named Tom Robinson, After he defended him, Bob Ewell came after Atticus’s kids one night after they left school. Readers learn that people are treated differently because of their race through Bob saying that a white mans word always wins over a black mans, the prison system, and their society not approving Tom’s words. First, A white mans word always wins over a black mans.For example,’”There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black mans word, the white always wins. They’re ugly, but these are the facts of life’¨ (Lee 252). This shows that whites don’t believe a black man so they always take the white man’s word. This is important because, the white man could be lying and and the black man could be telling the truth but they wouldn’t believe the black man they always picked the white man’s side.Another example is,’¨but I want to play with Walter, Aunty, why can’t I?’ She took off her glasses and stared at me.’I’ll tell you why’ she said,’because he-is-trash, thats why you can’t play with him¨’(Lee 257). This shows that even white’s get treated different because they’re dirty or because of how much money they have. This is important because they get treated different because they had more or less money than others. As a result white,black,rich,or poor they got judged and mistreated either way. Second, Readers learn about the prison system. For example,¨The Sheriff hadn’t the heart to put him in jail alongside negroes, so boo was locked in the courthouse basement¨(Lee 14). This shows that the sheriff didn’t want to put a