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

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According to the Constitution of the United States, America is the land of the free, where all men are created equal. However, over the course of time, this has proven untrue. This can be seen during the 1950s, where segregation and white supremacy were prevalent. Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, is about an African American family who struggles with discrimination in the 1950s. The entire family strives to live the American dream, but obstacles appear in their way. The racial attitudes present in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry connect to how racial discrimination is prevalent in modern day. Discrimination is a battle that has been fought for many years and people in modern day still fight to rid of discrimination and bring justice. A civil rights group known as Black Lives Matter, has been a way for people to fight against discrimination and have their voices heard. This civil rights movement started “[i]n 2013, when George Zimmerman [ a white man] was acquitted of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin [ a black young man]. When this court case came out a lady named, Alicia Garza, saw it and posted a…show more content…
However, there are civil rights issues going on today and one of them is racial profiling. Racial profiling has affected many African American individuals as they are still untrusted by many white people. The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, tells a story about a black family who lives in the 1950s and the struggles that they went through due to their skin color. This story shows the contrast of how much progress society has made but points out the problems it faces today. The United States has made large steps in their progress of becoming a more equal society, by having an African American president and interracial couples being accepted; however, it still faces challenges that many individuals are fighting to
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