“Now don’t you be so confident, Mr. Jem, I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 21. Reverend Sykes, who has seen many biased juries and knows the strong racist thinking that exists in Maycomb, says this to Jem. This foreshadows the final verdict in the Robinson case.