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“To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of my favorite stories. The main character is Atticus Finch, a lawyer and father who defends a young black man of rape in 1932. As you can imagine, in that day that was not a popular decision. He’s called all kinds of names and even his children bear the brunt of his decision to defend Tom Robinson. An all white jury convicts Tom of the crime, even though they do it purely because he is black. Atticus tells Tom they will appeal. But now, an even greater injustice has happened and Atticus must tell Tom’s family some terrible news. The white man who framed Tom Robinson watches Atticus with Tom’s family and then with utter contempt demeans Atticus for even befriending the blacks. Watch how Atticus reacts.


{Video Clip - To Kill A Mockingbird - Chap. 32 - 1:47:45 - 1:51:05 - 3:10}


Ever been spit on? I have - twice. There is nothing more demeaning, more infuriating, and I wish I could tell you that I handled it with as much restraint as Atticus did. You see, it’s in our sinful nature to strike back. Someone injures us, someone spits on us, someone wrongs us and our nature screams at us to get back. What do we say? “I don’t get mad, I get... what?” Even.

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