To kill a mockingbird & Mississippi Burning

Essay by brookeburrettHigh School, 11th gradeC+, November 2014

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Repetitive Rants & Repulsive Racism Racial Outbursts continue to shake and shock us. Is this generation repeating the mistakes of the past?

Written by Brooke Burrett

Horrible history continues to repeat itself. Blatant in your face racist acts are being committed on a daily basis. Just when we thought racism had vanished, six lethal shots were fired recently by a white Police Officer at a Negro youth.

Michael Brown's death sparked an enormous outburst of rage amongst local black people. The circumstances of the shooting are believed to be racial as Michael was allegedly guiltless. Fuming protestors are demanding equity amongst black and white people. This sinister act has destroyed the life of an innocent young man.

This shocking incident confirms that racism is very wicked and destructive. It destroys the lives of blameless people and their families. Just ask Harper Lee who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird and Alan Parker who directed Mississippi Burning.

Harper Lee writes about the wickedness of racism that lingers in the old town of Maycomb. She tells us that it is destructive and destructive it is! The black people whom live in Maycomb are completely segregated from the town, with no education and no rights. They were inferior to white people and therefore were treated very poorly.

Tom Robinson is a good man destroyed. Falsely accused of raping a young girl, he fought for his life against a jury of six, racist, white men. Thankfully, Tom had the support of a courageous white man 'Atticus Finch'. Atticus challenges the brutal acts of racism. He tackles Tom Robinson's court case fearlessly and with a great amount of courage. However the white jury were too dogmatic and racist too ever accept Tom as an innocent man. Implying the thoughts of many white people living...