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In to kill a mockingbird state 2 quotes said by Atticus that involve prejudice. (trial section)

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many quotes that discuss prejudice in the deep South in the 1920's. 

"Scout," said Atticus, "******-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything—like snot-nose. It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody."

"You aren't really a ******-lover, then, are you?"

"I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you." (11.107-109)

"She was white, and she tempted a *****. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young ***** man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards." (20.44-45)

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