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Not only those who were black, but also those who affiliated with blacks, were considered inferior. Atticus, a lawyer, who defended blacks in court, was mocked. An example of this is when Mrs. Dubose said, "Your father's [Atticus] no better than the niggers and trash he works for!" Mr. Dolphus Raymond was also criticized for affiliating with blacks, especially black females. Example is when Jem said, "He likes 'em [blacks] better 'n he likes us [whites], I reckon." Basically, you were black if you "liked" blacks.
Blacks, because they were considered inferior, were expected to do everything for whites. Everything had to be perfect, without excuse. Even when Calpurnia, a Finch family friend, did not make the perfect cup of coffee, she was mocked. Book excerpt, "She [Calpurnia] poure
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- Aunt Alexandra said, "Jem's growing up now and you are too. We decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence." ...
- Jem said, "He likes ‘em [blacks] better ‘n he likes us [whites], I reckon." ...
- Mrs. Dubose said, "Your father's [Atticus] no better than the niggers and trash he works for!" ...
- Kerner Commission Report on civil disorders warned, "two separate Americas." ...
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Harper Lee, Aunt Alexandra, Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson, Calpurnia, Jem, Mayella, robert lee, Mrs. Dubose, Mr. Dolphus Raymond,
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Congress, Kerner Commission,
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