Race relations and Miss Maudiei was wondering what Miss Maudie said about racial realions in the book "To Kill a Mocking Bird" (maybe at the end of chapter 24)

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Around the time of the trial, Miss Maudie invites Scout and Jem for cakes as she has always done. Scout takes this invitation as a statement of solidarity.

In offering the cakes as usual, Miss Maudie is saying that the trial does not change her relations or opinions regarding the Finch's at all. 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Miss Maudie is pretty progressive when it comes to most things. In terms of race, she is way ahead of the curve. She believes that everyone should be treated well. She tells the children early on that Boo Radley is a person and should be treated respectfully.
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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Maudie believes that the long deliberation by the jury is a "baby-step" toward fairness and better race relations in Maycomb. She supports Atticus in his decision to defend Tom, recognizing that "Atticus won't win" but that "he's the only man in these parts" with a chance to provide Tom with the justice he deserves.

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shake99 | Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Miss Maudie was similar to Attcus in terms of her beliefs and attitudes. She does not hold with the general beliefs of the average Maycomb citizens, and that includes the racism that is inherent in their culture.