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Police Brutality and Martin Luther King Jr. has many similarities compared to To Kill a Mockingbird

Have you ever looked at any piece of text and realize how racism was a part of all of them? To Kill a Mockingbird showed racism and discrimination towards Tom Robinson, the African American who was accused and sent to court, just due to his color. They targeted him and didn’t treat him fairly in court just because they believed that they were more superior over African Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. became a negro leader and fought for black rights and put his life in danger in order for his people to receive the rights that they deserve. Currently, police brutality has started to become a much more larger subject in the USA. Policemen have been treating African American unfairly and have been using physical contact very harshly. To Kill a Mockingbird and Tom Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights, and Police Brutality and African Americans all have in common that racism causes violence and discrimination.

Martin Luther King Jr. was willing to give up his career and life to support black rights just like how Atticus stood up for Tom Robinson.

To Kill a Mockingbird and Martin Luther King Jr. have discrimination involved and how and how someone rose up to stand up for black rights. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus stood up for Tom Robinson and he know that he deserved to be treated equally by others. Atticus was willing to give up[ his entire career in order for Tom Robinson to receive justice. Atticus supported Tom Robinson by giving a speech about how everyone is born equally. He said that “there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal.” (Lee 205) which shows that even if you are of a different race or color, you should still be treated equal to everyone else. Atticus believes that all humans are to be treated equally and that Tom Robinson is human so he shouldn’t be treated differently. Atticus stood up as a leader and fought for black rights. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for black rights during his time just like how Atticus did. He “emerged as a negro leader during the boycott. He lead protests and traveled around working for negro rights.” (Martin Luther King Jr. 1) He was an important leader of their time and he was willing to give up his life in order for African Americans to be treated equally. Martin Luther King Jr. and Atticus might have different personalities, but they both were willing to give up their life and career in order for African Americans to be able to be treated equally.

Police officers seem to discriminate black lives just like how the court discriminated Tom Robinson in the court just due to his color.

To Kill a Mockingbird and Police Brutality shows how African American have been targeted and discriminated just due to their color. Tom Robinson was blamed for mistakes he didn’t do just because he in black. They targeted him because they knew that they would be unfair in court and prove Tom being guilty. While Tom Robinson was in court, he was asked why he was scared. He responded that he’d “be in court like I am now” and “scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do” (Lee 265). Tom Robinson was afraid because he already knew that he would be targeted and be discriminated during court. Currently, Police officers have been treating blacks unfairly during arrests. They have been using strong physical contact towards theme even if they mean no harm. Police brutality rate has grown dramatically over the years. US Police has “killed at least 258 black people in 2016 alone:” and “6/10 blacks say that they have been treated unfairly by police” (Craven 1). African Americans don't’ receive the same respect as americans. Police officers have always consider African American are always physical and mean harm. Police Officers and The Court/Civilians in To Kill a Mockingbird have targeted and discriminated African Americans.

All these events have a link to To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird shows how African Americans are discriminated due to racism and they have been targeted by other races. Atticus stood up for him and believed that all human were born equal. Martin Luther King Jr. became a negro leader and put his life at risk in order for his people to receive their rights. Police brutality has been growing dramatically and police officers have been treating blacks unfairly. As you can see, racism has caused discrimination throughout the past and the present. Do you believe this will still occur in the future?

Works Cited

Craven, Julia. "More Than 250 Black People Were Killed By Police In 2016 [Updated]." The Huffington Post., 01 Jan. 2017. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.

Lee, Harper, Christa Pålsson, and Louise Meincke. To Kill a Mockingbird. London: Mandarin, 1995. Print.

"Martin Luther King Jr." Web. 27 Mar. 2017.

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