Like many of you I have seen the movie and read the book. It's a fantastic story and is certainly not racist in any way. Another person looking for compensation perhaps? As for the word nigger, the only people using that word these days seem to be black people amongst themselves. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1099902_pupil_walks_out_in_racist_book_row Pupil walks out in 'racist' book row Brian Lashley March 03, 2009 A BLACK pupil walked out of school in protest after the 'racially offensive' novel he is studying for a GCSE was read aloud in class. Tinashe Makunike said he felt uncomfortable at the use of racist language in the classic To Kill A Mockingbird. The novel is taught in schools across the country. Critics regard it as an anti-racist novel which exposes prejudice in Depression-era America. But 16-year-old Tinashe, a prefect and the only black student in his class at Holy Family College in Heywood, near Rochdale, says reading the book in class made him feel 'inferior and undermined' as he had experienced racist taunts at the school. He walked out after a drama company acted out scenes from the text using the word 'n*****'.