To Kill a Mockingbird

How does our membership in various groups— families, schools, neighborhoods, nations—affect how others think about ourselves? Are those impressions ever accurate?

How does our membership in various groups— families, schools, neighborhoods, nations—affect how others think about ourselves? Are those impressions ever accurate?

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Our membership in groups, families, schools....plays heavily into our belief systems as well as our identities. Investing time and money into groups means we value whatever the groups or institutions stand for. People find comfort in defining themselves. Usually these definitions are positive but sometimes they spill over to the negative like racism or street gangs. Unfortunately, in To Kill a Mockingbird, most whites identified themselves as superior to blacks.