You Can T Stop The Beat Analysis

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In 1969, the number of black voters, politicians, and students increased. By the end of the 1960’s, treatment of blacks had improved, but not diminished (Reich 318-320). For example, African Americans were no longer denied the right to vote, but segregation still existed (separate resources, extra taxes, etc.). In one scene in Hairspray, Tracy is attending a school dance and there is a rope separating the white students from the black students. When Tracy tries to dance with her friends on the opposite side of the room, she causes commotion among her peers. Tracy and her friend Penny also get detention at one point and end up being two of the only white kids in detention. At the end of the show, integration eventually becomes acceptable on the Corny Collins Show. Blacks are even allowed to become regular cast members of the show. “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” is the finale number, sung by the whole cast celebrating their victory. “Child, yesterday is history, And it 's never coming back, cause tomorrow is a brand new day, and it don 't know white from black.” (Shaiman, You…) This song shows how the white and black characters come together at the end. A black girl (Little Inez) even wins the competition. …show more content…

Roger and Mimi most likely turned to using drugs as an outlet and to forget the struggles they are facing. Those infected with HIV/AIDS were more likely to abuse drugs because there was easy access to drugs during this time period (Okaalet 144). Drug users would spread the disease unknowingly by sharing needles with contaminated blood on it. HIV/AIDS was also spread through unprotected sex, but was more common with men (Biggar 221-222). More use of drugs while infected would even further infect a person (Okaalet 142). Transmissions of AIDs/HIV spiked between the years of 1991-1994 (Biggar

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