Have you ever judged someone for their skin color? Or how about the clothes they wear and what they look like? For example you see a colored person with really baggy clothes walking around, and you automatically assume they are a drug dealer, smoke, in a violent gang or even worse. When in reality they could just be poor and not be able to afford clothes that fit them very well. We should never judge people on what they look like. If we do then there is something wrong and we need to rethink things in our lives as soon as possible.
To start off its not very nice to do that to people. Even though I know its part of life to just judge people without knowing them its still very rude. The first example of this is “In that nigger nest.” (Page 234) This is something Bob, or as most people know him as the man that beats his own daughter, says about Tom Robinson and the colored people in town. No one should say this to anyone, and no one should have to go through the pain of someone saying this to you. The main reason is simple; people that say it are mostly racist and don't have anything else to say along with wanting to be mean.
Next you should put yourself into their shoes.”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Page 30) To me this has a lot of meaning, but the main one is that you should not treat anyone different because you don't know what they have been through. If you think you know what they have been through because you have been friends for a long time or something think about it you probably don’t. Many different people have different stories and been through different things so it will not be the same for everyone for how they react.
Lastly you should learn to think about what you say to people before you say it. “ Everybody's gotta learn, nobody's born knowing.” (Page 304) This means you should learn what is a good thing to say to people before you say it for many reasons. The first one is that it could hurt their feelings really badly and most people don’t want that to happen. Next reason is that you should just say things that you would like people to say to you, and if you would not want people to say any of that to you don’t say it.
In conclusion you should just never ever judge people. Because its not nice at all, you should put yourself in their shoes, and you should learn what to say. So if you do ever see a colored person walking around please never judge them. Most of them that you see are not gang members, or violent, or smoke or anything possibly worse. Just think about it next time you are walking around different places.