Race And Dreams In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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As a civil rights activist, Stokely Carmichael once said, “We are told,” If you work hard, you’ll succeed”- but if that were true, black people would own the country. We are oppressed because we are black- not because we are ignorant, not because we are lazy, not because we are stupid, but because we are black!” This quote is still relevant even to this day, blacks are still considered a minority and they get treated differently simply because of the color of their skin. People continue to treat others by the color of their skin rather than their character. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, the interaction between the themes of race and dreams demonstrates that your race can affect the dreams that you have and what you choose to do about it. Walter has a dream to own a liquor store so that he makes money from that business and is then is able to financially provide things for his family like he believes a man should, but him being blacks affects his dream. (add more words b4)Walter brings …show more content…

The characters throughout the play shows that they felt they couldn't do something a white person could do just because they are black and get treated differently. But if something is unfair and you stand up for what you want, then you will get what you want. Race plays a big part in this play because if the Youngers weren't black, they most likely wouldn't have experienced the things they went through just because of the color of their skin. The story would be different because of something small like that. Following your dreams is important no matter what your race is because if it unfair or something that you want then you should stand up for it like what the Youngers did. To this day people still continue to be treated different because of their race and it isn't fair, they are treated as a minority as if the other race were superior over

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