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Racial injustice, the unfair treatment of people based on their race, is a frequent occurrence in To Kill a Mockingbird. Tom Robinson is an excellent example of this. The entire trial, from the accusations of him raping Mayella, to the guilty verdict, were all racially biased.
The entire town formed the opinion that it was typical black man behavior, and that Tom was guilty. The court gasped when he commented about his pity for Mayella, because for a black person to feel sorry for a white person was unacceptable; it was to be the reverse. The verdict of the all-white jury came right down to the color of his skin, even though Atticus had more than proved Tom's innocence. The "Old Sarum" mob played a part in this injustice as well, when they came to harm Tom and instill fear in Atticus so that he would decline from defending him. However, it was not only th
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- Aunt Alexandra said, "Jean Louise, there is no doubt in my mind that they are good folks. But they're not our kind of folks" ...
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