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Racism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Summary: This essay is about the effects of racism on the town of Maycomb, Alabama in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."
For the people of Maycomb County, Alabama, racism affects almost every aspect of life. The African Americans of Maycomb are completely segregated from the white people. They live in an area of the town called "The Quarters", they go to their own church, their children must go to separate schools; they even have their own separate seats in the courthouse called the "Colored Balcony." "You've got to do something about her"(Lee. 136), says Aunt Alexandra to her brother, Atticus Finch about his black maid, Calpurnia (whom Atticus' children adore).Alexandra did not want Jem and Scout to be around black people, let alone be raised by them. Black people in Maycomb were not given much chance to rise above their position at the very bottom of the town's social food chain. Calpurnia learns to speak gramatically correct English from the Finches and Miss Maudie's...

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