FC: "The Color of Justice" | ”An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” - M.K. Gandhi
1: The Great Depression | Money was very scarce during this time. Some people lived in Hoovervilles, named after Herbert Hoover.Several initiatives were put into place to help those in need. One of them was The Wagner Act.
4: In 1932 more than half of African Americans had no jobs. The whites wanted the African Americans to be fired if there were whites that needed a job. A large majority of white men believed that the African Americans needed to "learn their place and stay in it." Although they never actually came out and told them what their place was, they showed them by limiting and taking away rights, banning them from public places, lynching, ect...
7: Rodney King | Rodney King was one of the many examples of discrimination in the 1930s. He was beaten in 1931 in Los Angeles by police officers. When the officers went to trial in the state court, they were acquitted.
9: Many novels were written about this period of time and the difficulties that people faced. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee depicts the difficulty of discrimination. There are many examples of discrimination in the book, To Kill A Mockingbird.One of the main examples would be when the trial was taking place. Everyone knew that Tom was innocent. All of the evidence showed that Tom could not possibly commit the crime that he was accused of. But, when the verdict came back, he was found guilty. The only reason that Tom was found guilty was because he was African American.
10: Throughout the book, Tom was mistreated, as well as those who believed in his innocence such as Scout and Atticus, Tom's lawyer.