Theme Of Racism In Of Mice And Men

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Racism is a big theme in To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men. Racism is such a big theme because in the 1930’s it was a very racially discriminatory time where African Americans were thought less of. In To Kill a Mockingbird Tom Robinson gets accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Tom did not do this, but Mayella's father thought that he could get away with doing something bad by accusing Tom of raping Mayella and not him. Bob can get away with this because he knows that the jury is a white racial jury. Sadly Tom does not stand a chance against a white racial jury even if he and Atticus who would never give up. In Of Mice and Men, Crooks the only African American on the ranch is treated unfairly. Even though Crooks knows he is being treated