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In the 1940’s, Malcolm Little (also known as Malcolm X) stood up against racism towards all Black people. This courageous act becomes even more courageous when it is considered that he was following in his Fathers footsteps, even though his father was murdered because of his philosophies about equality. It often takes great courage for one to stand up for their individual beliefs. It is courage that offers hope for equality in the generations to …

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…today. 7. Atticus said it best when he spoke the words “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee 94). In this he meant that because a mockingbird doesn’t do anything but good, it would be a sin to kill one. This could also be a symbol for his beliefs on racism. He believed that it was wrong to be prejudice towards someone without good reason. People, who were prejudiced without reason, were just ignorant.