Racism is the belief in which ethnic groups account for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. This belief has been a part of the human race ever since people are born, racism is slowly fading, but people cannot that say all do not express it. There are still some who believe one’s ethnicity and appearance change everything in that particular person. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, the town’s people of Maycom misjudge African-Americans They treat them like trash, and through some people’s eyes, African-Americans are just filthy beings. In this novel, Lee expresses one’s ethnicity and appearance change other’s opinions about a certain character, without knowing the characters personality and beliefs.