Atticus Finch is a racist in To Kill A Mockingbird sequel

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[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Some quotes from Go Set A Watchman:[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]'Do you want your children going to a school that’s been dragged down to accommodate Negro children?'[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]'The Negroes down here are still in their childhood as a [/font]
[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]people.'[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]'Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters? Do you want them in our world?'[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Atticus calls pro-segregation councils: 'a sort of warning to the Negroes for them not to be in such a hurry.'[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]'Now think about this... What would happen if all the Negroes in the South were suddenly given full civil rights? I’ll tell you, There’d be another Reconstruction. Would you want your state governments run by people who don’t know how to run ’em?... We’re outnumbered, you know.'[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Et tu, Scout?[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Even though Scout, the main character of both Lee novels, is more enlightened than her father, she expresses shocking sentiments towards black people even while speaking in their defense:[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]'We’ve agreed that they are backward, that they’re illiterate, that they’re dirty and comical and shiftless and no good, they’re infants and they’re stupid, some of them, but we haven’t agreed on one thing and we never will. You deny that they’re human.'[/font]
 

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I agree with a lot of those sentiments. While there are some good ones, there's something primitive that cannot be ignored in the American negro.
 
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