Maniac Magee Themes

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The town of Two Mills is not unlike towns across the country that are divide by race, social class, or scars that remain long after the cause is forgotten. Somewhere in the history of the town, hate between the two sides of town started and as time went on families pass their stereotypes and hatred down to other generations. Soon, the younger generations do not know why they are to hate this other group of people, but it is so engrained in them they do not know anything else.

Since Magee is new in town he is not aware of the racial history and thus does not view it as the town residents do, but for what it really is, a close-minded thought process. Racism comes out of a lack of education and understanding. What people do not know they often make up and never care to look...

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