Social Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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What is the relationship between personal safety and social justice?

In the case of Tom Robinson, social justice would prove him innocent. The real reason the jury convicted him was because of his race. Had social justice been occurring, this would not have happened. As a result of this the personal safety of everyone would increase. No longer would people be attacked, degraded, and killed because of their race. In Mr. Robinson’s trial is this no more apparent. Logical evidence is discarded because it would protect an African American. “Senseless killing- Tom had been given due process of law to the day of his death; he had been tried openly and convicted by twelve good men and true; my father had fought for him all the way. Then Mr. Underwood's
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There are so many messages in the book that are relevant to any time period. For instance when Walter Cunningham comes over for dinner, Calpurnia scolds Scout because she ridicules his differences. “‘There's some folks who don't eat like us,’ she whispered fiercely, ‘but you ain't called on to contradict 'em at the table when they don't.’ [...] ‘Hush your mouth! Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny, and don't you let me catch you remarkin' on their ways like you was so high and mighty! Yo' folks might be better'n the Cunninghams but it don't count for nothin' the way you're disgracin' 'em...” (Lee, 27). Calpurnia relays these important morals to Scout and the reader. Harper Lee made sure that morals came out of everyone even from an African American during a time where racism was still common. This message doesn’t just relate to the way someone eats, but a person’s differences in general. This message ties in nicely to racism and how one should not judge someone on their differences. Not only does the novel pass along morals but it gives the reader an informed look at society in the