Essay On Racism And Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Jane Goodall once said, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” There are people today that are constantly changing the way that Americans think, and act to help prevent issues. These people are the ones that are shaping the future into what it is becoming. Having rays of lights, within unjust situations can move society closer to morality by offering hope and encouraging others to move towards making the right decisions.
Although many people would argue that racism is no longer present today, racial issues are still part of the past. The community as a whole has increased immensely since June of 1920. The Lynchings in Duluth became a popular story quickly, due to the
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The book To Kill A Mockingbird written in 1960 shows all sides of the story. The main character, Scout Finch, is just 8 years old but seems to have a better understanding of racial injustice than the entire town. Scout’s father Atticus Finch is the only lawyer in town that supports the African Americans in court. The case took along time to prepare for and Atticus was sure that he was going to lose the case just because he was not supported the by all races during the trial. After the verdict had been decided for the trial, Scout and Jem were confused why the other side had won the case even though the evidence clearly pointed that Atticus had won. Jem and Atticus were talking after the trial had ended. “‘It ain’t right, Atticus’ said Jem. ‘No son, its not right’”(Lee 284). Everyone was confused that the trial ended the way that it did, but people were accepting it due to the diversity within the courtroom. Atticus has a positive attitude that radiates onto everyone throughout the town of Maycomb. “I do my best to love everybody” (Lee 144). This helps to shine a light on reality and give a sense of hope to citizens in the town. Atticus serves as a role model to everyone including his children. By having a justified lifestyle, it gives hope to the diverse community and the other people that might not necessarily fit into