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To Kill A Mockingbird - how to change your peers opinon on racism

Uploaded by punsy on Feb 11, 2001

If this information makes you feel uncomfortable do not further research it. It can cause mental disturbance if you are not ready for it. I know it may seem cool but I am being serious.


Today I am going to compare racism in TKAMB between racism in real life situations.

The main topics that I have chosen are racism in the form of bullying and racism as in the form of discrimination.

In the book there are many more forms of racism as bullying than I thought there would be. They are common like when people say Nigger talk they mean talking without making sense or talking with out proper wording.

There are everyday issues like while building a snowman partly out of mud Scout says as a joke ”Jem I ain’t ever heard of a Nigger snowman.” Here they find paying out Negroes funny.

The kids in the book tease scout and Jem because they have an annoying nature. As when Cecil Jacobs announces that Scout Finch’s daddy defends niggers and when Francis calls Scout a “Nigger lover” These terms although are nearly said in the way that saying Nigger lover is just like saying snot-nosed.

While in real life bullying occurs because of many reason which can be that

It makes bullies feel powerful, Because they want to impress others, Because they have an unrelated prejudice against the victim, the bully simply doesn’t know how offensive they are being, Because others have influenced them to do so, Because they have been taught this way, Because they find it a matter of amusement, Because they are forced to do so to fit in, Because they haven’t thought about what they are saying and have no previous thoughts before they open their mouths, Or they do so to get even with the bully who bullied them.

Racism As in discrimination and extreme hatred

In TKAMB there are many instances where the black Negroes are discriminated against or the Negroes discriminate against the white people. Situations, which occur in this book also, occur in real life. Many where racism is a tool of discrimination, situations like excluding people from social groups or from communities or not giving them equal rights. Situations in TKAMB are seen in the following instances.

Where cal wants to take the children to the black church people try to oppose her. Being around Negroes is derogatory to your reputation and a punishment this is shown...

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Uploaded by:   punsy

Date:   02/11/2001

Category:   To Kill A Mockingbird

Length:   5 pages (1,083 words)

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