To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Are the Finches racist?

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Technically, I suppose so, if you look at it as a yes/no question. Scout seems to have absorbed some of the language used by the citizens of...

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I do not believe the Finches are racist, they simple have picked up the language customary to their time period. Atticus opposes Scout's language, and he is defending an African-American in court. Because of this he is scorned in the county of Maycomb, because "racism" was customary in that time period.

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