Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Marshall's describes the racial aspects in the play "A Raisin in the Sun" in her work, "Race in a Raisin in the Sun". People are separate but not equal because of the housing, education, and other types of discrimination. Also she explores the effect of "blackness" which is the difference between black Americans and black Africans. She is relating this to Asagai, a black African and George, a black American. Both men tear Beneatha apart while trying to search for her identity as black American. Asagai pushes Beneatha to cut her hair to a afro in order to be more "black". Beneatha's Nigerian robe is mentioned to show her ignorance of the Nigerian culture explains Marshall. In the play, Mr. Lindner is sent over to the Youngers house to deliver news that the family will be …show more content…
Marshall says that "black Americans should have right to enjoy the American dream just like white Americans". This article represents the impact race has on the play.

In M'Baye's work, "Discrimination and the American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun" She describes that discrimination has a big toll on the Younger family including Big Walter Lee. She goes on to say that some people focus more on being concerned with the racial background then the complex work Hansberry has created so describes some of them. Conditions of harsh working blacks are represented through Big Walter life. Walter is left out of the economic advancements because he lacks basic business skills. Unable to handle his poverty and his frustrations with the economic systems he leaves his position as a driver and says that that is not job to