Discrimination and prejudice hasn’t disappeared and is still occurring in many parts of the world. However, it’s certainly not as rampant and widespread as it once was. In contrast to the 1930s, showing racism is no longer an acceptable thing. Though modern society isn’t like it was in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the book is an important link to the history of racism in the United States.
The novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee has numerous accounts of racism and prejudice throughout the entire piece. The novel is set in the 1930's, a time when racism was very prevalent. Although bigotry and segregation were pointed in majority towards blacks, other accounts towards whites were also heard of, though not as commonly. There are acts that are so discreet that you almost don.