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Where does Bob Ewell say he hates black people in To Kill a Mockingbird?  

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Bob Ewell doesn't have to explicitly state this as his actions make his hatred clear. First, he has brought false charges against Tom Robinson (who is proven innocent by Atticus although not by the court) claiming Tom has raped his daughter, Mayella. Tom's only crime was stopping to help a girl in need, but Bob is a racist man who wants Tom punished for daring to assist a white person.

Bob yells racial slurs about Tom in the courtroom and when he is questioned about going to get help for Mayella on the night in question, he comments,

“Why, I run for Tate quick as I could. I knowed who it was, all right, lived down yonder in that n*****-nest, passe the house every day. Jedge, I've asked this county for fifteen year to clean out that nest down yonder, they're dangerous to live around 'sides devaluin' my property—“

These are perhaps the most racist remarks Bob makes on the stand. The "they" in question is Tom's family, whom Bob (a man who cannot even provide adequate shelter and food for...

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