While Alice Randall is correct that different ethnicities of people may seem to have different perspectives of the book, unlike other books, To Kill a Mockingbird has something sincere to say about society, race, injustice, and the painfulness of growing up.History can be frightening, upsetting, and at some points, disturbing. People would rather not be reminded of it. It reveals uncomfortable truths about our past generations and disgusting human nature, but it is also very important to know how society has progressed. It helps us learn from our mistakes and helps us avoid repeating them. Just because there was some “inappropriate language” and how people might have gotten the wrong idea of the morals the book teaches us, that doesn’t mean we should put the book back on the shelf and ignore the truth about how racism played a very big role in life in the United States back in the 1960s. And if you really think about it, society has not completely learned from its mistakes yet.As a society, we like to believe that discrimination is less prevalent today. But it is true that a person’s perspective of racism in America today can be markedly different depending on their race. White and black americans continue to have vastly different viewpoints of society. This circumstance develops issues between part of the population that feels that much has been accomplished in our society and the other portion that believes that many problems still remain. For instance, there are an abundance of issues that have been resolved, like a person of color’s right to vote, the removal of segregated labels, all race school’s, et cetera. New laws have been enforced since the 1960s reinforcing the wrongness of discrimination, but laws are only words. They won’t stop people succumbing to racism. “To Kill a Mockingbird” allows students to connect across generations. In a way, the book itself is a mockingbird, innocent, harmless, and itprovides us with the sweet sense of literature that carries the harsh truth on its back. It would definitely be a sin to kill it.The n-word is unsettling to anyone who hears it. And although it may seem that To Kill a Mockingbird urges a feeling of discomfort in our minds today, Lee is not encouraging the use of the word in any way. She is merely describing its use. Doubtlessly, it is challenging to imagine anybody read the book, and simply walk away wondering why the author is praising the use of such language. from reading the book and thinking why might aThe story helps us understand what it’s like to walk around in other people’s shoes. It would be a sin to remove Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the curriculum. It doesn’t matter what ethnicity you are, but To Kill a Mockingbird has many strong morals about society, discrimination, corruption, and the painfulness of growing up that other books lack.