Grandmother's Victory

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"Grandmother's Victory" by Maya Angelou and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee have many significant similarities. Both authors deal with issues such as racism and discrimination towards blacks. The authors show the ignorance and bigotry displayed between the races in the late 1930's. The main characters in "Grandmother's Victory" are: Grandmother Henderson, Maya Angelou, Miz Helen, Miz Ruth, and Miz Eloise who are known as "powhitetrash". The main characters in "To Kill A Mockingbird" …

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…is different than they. Maybe the Blacks vs.. Whites is simply a disguise for selfishness. I wonder why the "powhitetrash" girls and Mrs. Dubose hate blacks? They probably don't, they are different so they are easy targets for harassment. Respect is probably the thing that racist people are lacking the most; not respect for the other race, but respect for themselves. If you have self-respect, why should you feel the need to put others down?