To Kill A Mockingbird Racism Quotes

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“‘One more thing, gentlemen, before I quit. Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are equal, a phrase that the Yankees and the distaff side of the the Executive branch in Washington are fond of hurling at us.’” (Lee 273-274). Atticus says this in order to circumvent the possible racism on the jury. In a small town, called Maycomb, racism, poverty and domestic violence is the unfortunate result of the Great Depression. Families suffered because of the lack In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee gives many examples of how the depression created conflict.
Racism in to Kill a Mockingbird, is shown by the character Lula, when she asks Calpurnia why she brought white children to a black church. The character says, “‘--they got their church, we got ours’” (Lee 158). This quote demonstrates Lula’s racist thoughts towards white children,
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Those families are the Ewells and Cunningham's, because they don’t have very good clothes to wear and are sometimes extremely dirty, and they are very poor. According to Atticus, “the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. None of them had done an honest day’s work in his recollection.” (Lee 40). As for the Cunninghams, they aren’t as wild as the Ewells, and they don’t like to take things from others that they aren’t able to repay. In the first few days of school, in the beginning of the book, Mrs. Caroline tries to hand Walter Cunningham quarters to buy some lunch. Although Walter refused, Mrs. Caroline kept insisting that he take the money. Since she was new to Maycomb, she didn’t understand that their families were raised in poverty. So Scout tried to explain to her why Walter didn’t take the coins. She said, “‘The Cunninghams never took anything they can’t pay back-no church baskets and no script stamps. They never took anything off of anybody, they get along on what they have. They don’t have much, but they get along on it.’” (Lee