Tom Robinson has the lowest social status in Maycomb, because he is black and he has no money. He is the most innocent and tragic person in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. His color of skin makes his life become difficult, and makes him have less chance to get a job. So that causes his family to have less money and have the lowest social status in that society. Not only is him, Tom Robinson also is the perfect example that represents the social hierarchy of all black people. In that era of money, no money is equal to nothing.
“‘Got in a fight with another man, he tried to cut me,’ ‘Did he succeed?’ ‘Yes suh, a little, not enough to hurt. You see, I—’ Tom moved his left shoulder. ‘Yes,’ said Atticus. ‘You were both convicted?’ ‘Yes suh, I had to serve’ cause I couldn’t pay the fine. Other fellow paid his’n,’” (Lee.210)
Both of them have same faults, even that white guy has more serious problem than Tom, however, Tom has no money so he got record but that white man paid and nothing happen to him. Social prejudice causes the different social status. Tom Robinson is in the lowest status in that community, just because he is black.