Raisin In The Sun Prejudice

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Dylan Bridges A World of Change Prejudice. Merriam Webster defines Prejudice as a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. (Webster) Most people experience prejudices at some point in their life in one way or another, whether it is about race, religion, gender, or even social class. Nearly all of these different types of prejudices are incorporated in the play A Raisin in the Sun. A Raisin in the Sun shows prejudices about African Americans through the way in which they have to adapt to society in order to be successful. The prejudice shown throughout A Raisin in the Sun shows created barriers to the goals that each of the characters aspired to achieve. Prejudices are founded on improper generalization and preconceived…show more content…
In the grand scheme of things, a differentiating opinion is the foundations of preconceived ideas. The views of Bennie are common with the younger generation. In previous years, and even now the young people in society thought/think that God does not take as large of a role in making things happen through life. It is believed by Bennie and the younger generation that a person that works hard achieves their own goals without a higher power being responsible. This is possible, but there is no way to prove it. This belief is known in the religious standpoint as faith. Faith is difficult to prove because it is not based on facts. It is based on trust of the Word or in other words the Bible. Faith is defined as “belief and trust in and loyalty to God or firm belief in something for which there is no proof” (Merriam…show more content…
The Youngers’ faced these issues when trying to move into a predominantly white neighborhood. The family was alienated by the neighborhood in multiple ways. In one particular way, the community board thought that the Youngers’ would make the predominately white, upper-class neighborhood unclean because of them being the only black family to move into the neighborhood. There were times when the Younger family received unwanted looks and unfriendly responses from their neighbors. These types of accusations are morally wrong. To properly get an analysis of someone, a person should learn how they act through events and experiences with said person not a generalization based on a previous encounter with someone of a similar race Sadly, racism still exists within the United States today. What we are now seeing are more covert forms of discrimination; racist jokes and remarks made behind closed doors, discrimination in the workplace, law enforcement racial profiling, deceitful lending practices, denial of financial loans, mortgages, etc, biases in legal proceedings, media bias/sensationalism,
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