Why did it bother Lula when Scout and Jem went to Calpurnia’s church?

It was not common for whites and blacks to be in the same area without disrespecting one another. In addition, it was rare for whites to be going to black people’s territory. Like in the situation of Scout and Jem when Lula said, ” You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here — they got their church , we got our’n. It is our church , ain’t it , Miss Cal?” (Lee 119) Since Scout and Jem were white and Lula was black, it would be expected for them to go to their own church instead of Cal’s which was full of blacks. In addition to them being white, Lula might of thought that Scout and Jem were going to discriminate them for the reason that whites and blacks do not get along. Instead, Scout and Jem were both fascinated and delighted to go to Calpurnia’s church with no need of distinguishing anybody.However, since they were at the time of racial segregation majority were accustomed to be apart, ” There were separate hospitals for blacks and whites, separate prisons, separate public and private schools, separate churches, separate cemeteries, separate public restrooms, and separate public accommodations.”(Unknown 11) People found this to be a normal thing, some thought it was the best for everyone. Some individuals violated the rule of being separated and decided to be where they wanted to be. Take Homer A. Plessy for example in which he “challenged that city’s right to segregate public transportation by riding in a Whites Only rail car.” (Unknown 1) He did not follow the rule of separation and thought that everyone had equal rights and should not be looked at differently. People have no need to judge anyone by their race and their decision of where or what environment they desire to be in.

Lee, H. To Kill A Mockingbird. New York; Warner books, 1982.print

“What was Jim Crow” To Kill A Mockingbird nonfiction reading companion. March 2014:p.print

Unknown ” Brown v. Board at Fifty ” With an Even Hand” http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-segregation.html n.d (web) April 8

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