How Does Harper Lee Use Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird is arguably one of the most classic books ever written. Little does everyone know that it is actually based off of a true story. Lee wrote TKM and never really had a major hit besides this book, but that is fine with everyone that has read the book because the book touches many hearts along the way. The book is still relevant and will always be relevant in our corrupt country. Harper Lee wants her readers to understand that problems that were a major concern in the early 1930’s such as the issue of racism and social injustices, there were situations that were ongoing and relevant leading up to the Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960’s. In this essay I will be focusing on the Racism that plagued the past, present, and future of our country and the light that was shown upon it by To Kill A Mockingbird.

When reading TKM you can see a resurfacing topic of racism. Lee is trying to bring out the problem of racism in her award winning work. ”In the cynical confidence that their testimony would not be doubted, confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption—the evil assumption—that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro
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They don’t have the same reactions as white people and that they aren’t the same as white people. This is all of the lies that racism teach us. Lee tries to make a dent in stopping racism and bring awareness to the problem that racism still exists. Racism affects people daily and it has for as long as people can remember. All blacks had the reputation that they lie, that they are all immoral beings, but this is simply incorrect. We are all human beings no matter what color, orientation, or gender you are. In the book the only time the slang word “nigger” is used is by a racist white man who does not approve of the African