Racial Discrimination In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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American History tells the story of our ups and downs over time. Our land where all men are created equal, seems to have many people question if that is true. America is the land of freedom, where all can fulfill their dreams. The 1950’s was the time where segregation and white supremacist was present. The story A Raisin in the Sun is about a family who struggles with discrimination in the 1950s. the entire family strives to live the American dream, but obstacles are in the way that make it hard for them. The racial attitudes present in the play, A Rain in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry connects how racial discrimination in the workforce and society is prevalent in modern day.

The 1950s is the time the family lived in A Raisin in the Sun, and was the right after the world war II when many African American history took place. Many African Americans protest to win back their freedom. “The strategies used by civil rights activists to fight racial
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Even today black people are still fighting for justice and have started a group called Black Lives Matter. This civil rights movement started “In 2013, when George Zimmerman [ a white man] was acquitted of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin [ a black young man], Alicia Garza posted a love letter to African Americans on her Facebook page that invoked the These “Black Lives Matter” (Sanders, 2010). The people involved in the movement fight for these equal rights due to many unjust court cases, shootings, and signs of discriminations against them. The Black Lives Matter movement connects with the story when Beneatha is fighting to become a doctor. However, at the time schools were segregated and black kids were not welcomed to white people’s school which made it hard for African Americans to receive a good education. Also she is a girl and during this time would not have a dominant job like a doctor but she fights to become what she