A question about Lula at First Purchase Church in To Kill a Mockingbird. Describe how interracial discrimination is evident at Calpurnia's church.I already wrote down Lula's racist attitute and...

A question about Lula at First Purchase Church in To Kill a Mockingbird. Describe how interracial discrimination is evident at Calpurnia's church.

I already wrote down Lula's racist attitute and sayings to Jem and Scout.

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This is a very short scene found in Chapter 12 of To Kill a Mockingbird, and it is Lula's only appearance (or mention) in the novel. Though a very minor character, Lula is important because she is the only African-American in the novel to show any outward racial discrimination toward white people. Calpurnia has decided to bring Jem and Scout to her church, the First Purchase A.M.E., located in the Quarters. Jem and Scout are the only white people there, and the other members of the congregation show the children respect by taking off their hats and crossing their arms. But not Lula. Several times Lula questions Calpurnia about why she had brought "white chillun to nigger church." Just as Scout thought they were in trouble, she realized that the other members of the congregation had crowded Lula out.

... Lula was gone. In her place was a solid mass of colored people.

Author Harper Lee includes the scene to remind the reader that bigotry can be found in both white and black people.

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