Racism In The American Dream Essay

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which is defined as writing that engages the realities of it world- that thinks about human problems including those in the social and political realm” (Foster 10). After careful thinking, Mama decides that her symbol of success is not a liquor store, but a home. Home ownership is a common example of “achievement of the ‘American Dream’” (Viator). Mama takes some of the social security money and buys a home for the family in an all-white suburb, “Clybourne park? Mama, there ain 't no colored people living in Clybourne Park..” (Hansberry 93). Mama’s actions took a social stand that many during the 1950’s took seeking to desegregate education, housing and transportation (Saber). Integration in the 1950’s aimed to end racial exclusion and to…show more content…
As the move in date grew closer and closer for the Younger family they got an unexpected visit. A Mr. Linder visited the family at their apartment, his only goal is to discourage the move and attempt to get the family to stay away from Clybourne Park. During Mr. Linder’s visit he introduced himself to Beneatha and Walter then proceeded to refer to this as “You people” (Hansberry 117). The subtle racist sayings were sped by as if they meant nothing. The meaning behind Linder’s visit shows the true social and economic racism blacks encountered in order to “desegregate and liberate” (Gordon 122) themselves. Hansberry has Linder go on to…show more content…
America was never a system intended to help the blacks in it prosper. America throughout history and even present day has aspired to keep white people on top. Denying blacks bank loans, putting them in certain neighborhoods that were not as well kept up or safe, giving blacks unequal education that is not as advanced as whites, being denied certain jobs based on the color of your skin, and more. Institutional racism is so common that you almost cannot catch the discrimination. As Hansberry depicted in her play, racism and discrimination can come from anywhere, and the barriers set in blacks paths denying them their American Dream can be very tiny to very colossal. Structural inequalities, lack of cultural awareness and institutional racism are just a few challenges that affect blacks in the workplace (Dade et al.). As Beneatha became more culturally aware of African heritage through the direct influence of Asagai, she became more culturally aware of the cultural assimilation from Africans to African Americans, “integration was not to be equated with accommodationist, paradigms or cultural assimilation” (Saber 452). Due to white fear
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