In Maycomb County racism happened all the time everywhere and was not
thought to be wrong in any way. The colored people were basically treated
like nothing and just worked and had no say in any thing. Also in the time of
Maycomb colored people were still beaten and there were no labor laws and
they were forced to work all the time and were not allowed to go to school.
They were also accused of white people's wrongs and were tortured, beaten,
and hung for them before they could even get a trial.
Today's society has not really changed all that much since then, except the
other ethnic groups are being tortured and beaten and hung because of a
white man accusing him of something. Although the physical abuse and labor
forced upon other ethnic groups are not there any more the mind set of white
people assuming they are better in most ways is still present.
Most people do
not realize it but yes, racism is still a huge issue in today's world.
White people are always comparing other races to themselves as if they
are the best race of all and they are the ones that set the standard. Some white
people deny being racist in any way but what they don't realize is there just
as racist as any buddy else that is. They still judge and assume things just
because of the color of another human being's skin. Colored people do not
have it as easy as white people do just because they have a different color of
skin and society has taught the generations of kids and previous kids and will
probably teach our future kids to be racist.
Most people do not look at another person's character or their actions or
how they feel or there opinion in certain areas but most of their attention goes
towards their ethnic back round and skin color, or how a person looks on the
outside. Martin Luther King was a very courageous man who opened
people's eyes on the issue of racism and showed people how different races
are being treated by the white race. He tried to show that it was what was in
the inside of a person that counts not there skin color or ethnicity.
I think people are individually different in many ways, not by the fact of
there skin color but there skills and their skills come from there ethnic back
round which make them special in their own way and also make them better
in certain areas than other people. I do not make any assumptions until I meet
a person there skin color means nothing to me, their character, attitude, moral
values are what is important to me. People are people and should be treated
like it and not be demoted because of skin color their color and ethnicity is
what makes them unique as an individual person.