Racial Injustice

Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird

Famous quote on racial injustice

"Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, in that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty" - Martin Luther Kind Jr.

To Kill a Mockingbird Quote on Racial Injustice

"As you grow older, you will see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine of a family he comes from, that white man is trash." - Atticus Finch

Other Works Dealing with Racial Issues

Glory Road

How it compares: Glory Road shows racial prejudice against blacks in the early-mid 1900s; Whites think they are superior.


How it contrasts: To Kill a Mockingbird shows racial injustice in a legal manner while Glory Road shows it in a sport manner.

How can we use this in our daily lives

We should always treat everyone with equality base our opinions of people by their actions and not their color.