Quotes about race in to kill a mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes by Harper Lee

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Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird: Racism, Characters and Quotes

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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. 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. On the syllabus in this conversation: the power of language, not only as a way to shame those who don't toe the racist line, but also to set the terms of the debate.

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One of the major and most common problem of that time is, surely, racism. The questions about race are raised very often in the book. From the one side the children, who are still innocent and unaware about such prejudices ask outright armor-piercing questions. From the other side, the adults who already got used to take racial prejudices as granted, have to re-think them over while answering to the kids. One of the most prominent quotes about racism is quite a long one, a dialog between Mr. The answer of her father is just brilliant.


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