Connections Excellence Essay Ncea Level 1 English The Theme Of Racism Across Texts

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Racism is the belief that one race or culture is fundamentally superior to another. This
difference is commonly employed as fair grounds for discrimination and an act of prejudice
that many humans in the developed world have adopted into their nature. The texts that I
have chosen that examine this statement are ​To kill a Mockingbird​, by Harper Lee, ​The
help​, by Kathryn Stockett, ​After you my dear Alphonse​, by Shirley Jackson, and ​Noughts and
crosses​, by Malorie Blackman.
Examples of humans being particularly racist to the African American community are
displayed all throughout the text ​To kill a Mockingbird. ​A way in which characters in the
text do this is influenced by racial injustice in the court of law. When Atticus Finch was
fighting to persuade the community of Maycomb and the Jury that the accused black man,
Tom Robinson was not guilty, but was in fact, completely innocent of raping Mayella Ewell.
Although Atticus puts up an outstandingly convincing argument with clear and powerful
evidence proving Tom to be innocent, the Jury still proceed to declare him as guilty. After
the shocking defensive performance displayed by Mayella’s side with poor evidence to back
up her conviction. “I got somethin’ to say an’ then I ain't’ gonna say no more”... “That nigger
yonder took advantage of me an’ if you fine fancy gentlemen don’t wanta do nothin’ about it
then you’re all yellow stinkin’ cowards”. It becomes clear that even if the Jury were truly
convinced that Tom was innocent, they would have still portrayed him to be guilty. After
all, this was a case of a black man rapimg a white woman. They would have been too afraid
to say otherwise. This conveys the atmosphere and speaks to the seriousness of how strong
racism was in the 1960’s in Jackson Mississippi. This text also conveys the fact that it
became so much a part of human nature that people seemed to excuse the tyranny of
racism with absolutely no empathy for the victims being affected. This is simply because
they didn’t want to be outspoken and be known as a “nigger-lover”. They did it for their
own selfish reasons and were too afraid to upset the established attitudes towards African
Americans so they were prepared to condemn an innocent man.
The text ​The Help ​also identifies an issue of unjust behaviour based on race, Similar to ​To
kill a mockingbird ​ with Atticus, ​The Help​ portrays the idea of how much courage is needed
to go against the normality and racist thoughts of society. Skeeter, a white woman,
daughter of a cotton family, joins together with Ailbileen and Minny, two black women who
work as maids, to challenge the unfair practices that make the lives of the town's black
members so difficult. They do this simply by anonymously publishing a book which tells
the story of the lives of black maids which include the physical and emotional abuse they
are put through and the everyday practices that make them feel dehumanized. In...

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