To Kill A Mockingbird Social Inequality

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One of the main forms of social inequality in To Kill a Mockingbird is racism. In this novel, the Negroes are disrespected and treated unfairly, simply because of their dark skin. The blacks don’t have “white privilege” which refers to unearned advantages that benefit Whites (Ford 7). In this novel, the trial of Tom Robinson is a great example of social inequality. Tom Robinson is a black man accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Only having one arm, Tom is not physically able to have raped Mayella. “…we’ve won it. Don’t see how any jury could convict on what we just heard” (Jem 208). This statement proves that it is his skin color that works against him, and the jury decides to believe the Ewells' story, although having substantial