A Raisin In The Sun Racial Equality Essay

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Racial Equality: A Raisin in the Sun In the 1950’s racial discrimination was a huge factor in the lives of African Americans. Lorraine Hansberry’s book, “A Raisin in the Sun,” helps people imagine the struggles that a standard African American family would have to endure. In the novel, the Younger family has poor housing conditions, badly paying jobs, and have given up hope of ever escaping their circumstances. In present day Chicago, African Americans can live wherever they desire if they can afford it and have any job if they meet the requirements. Although there are still some circumstances where racial discrimination comes into play, for the most part blacks are eligible and welcomed for all the opportunities that their white counterparts are. Housing In 1950’s Chicago, African American living conditions were limited to the Black Belt on the Southside of Chicago. (Schmidt, 2012) As more blacks began to populate Chicago, the narrow Black Belt only got more crowded and crime levels increased. The novel, “A Raisin in the Sun,” gives imagery to the housing…show more content…
2000) Now, there is affirmative action and labor unions that require companies to have diversity in the workforce, but there is still racial discrimination in some corporations. The fact that the African American unemployment rate is almost double that of whites proves this.(Nittle, n.d.) Although the conditions for African Americans in the work force have improved, there are still companies that demonstrate racial

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