Racial discrimination is defined as the act of treating a person/group differently then another solely based on their racial background. The play as its self-receive racial discrimination, because its author make history, and because of what she did she was talked about it. An historical significance about A Raisin in the Sun, is that Lorraine Hansberry earned the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as the year’s best play. “A Raisin in the sun brought African Americans into the theater and onto the stage.” The word is that “the reason was tha...
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...ch they planned for round 1946(p.1536). Then and now there are so many different opinion that come about no matter the race.
George and Beneatha are talking and George says. “Let’s face it, baby, your heritage is nothing but a bunch of raggedy-assed spirituals and some grass huts!” and Beneatha goes to say GRASS HUTS!…See there…you are standing there in your splendid ignorance talking about people who were the first to smelt iron on the face of the earth!” As readers we can see that Hansberry contrasts George's view on African identity with Beneatha's. Also the conversation can display that there are lots of different perspectives on this issue within the black community. By giving us these sorts of complex perspectives Hansberry makes the play truly universal.
Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature. New York: W.W Norton &, 2012. Print.
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