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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 Maycomb, and traces of the attitudes.

However, if you look at them in context, they are very much opposed to racism, and the novel is very much about people learning to see past socially imposed boundaries (including race) and seeing one another as they. Atticus leads a very public battle against racism.

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