A Raisin Of The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry Essay

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A new national poll issued by the Episcopal Church has found that 98 percent off all Americans feel that there is at least some discrimination in the United States today. In addition, African-Americans are three times as likely as whites to feel there is a “great deal” of discrimination (Episcopal Church). Many blacks are discriminated for simply the color of their skin and being African American. Countless African Americans find it hard to obtain housing without being discriminated for it. Although the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry was written in 1959 and set in the 1950s, many themes and issues are still prevalent in today 's society. The themes and issues of housing discrimination and purely prejudice itself are extremely present in the play and they are still prevailing in everyday society.
The theme of housing discrimination, which is exceptionally frequent in the play, is still common in today’s society. African Americans are discriminated against for housing issues even with all of the improvements and advances in social society. Lindner arrives at the apartment and unsuccessfully tries to persuade the family to not move into his all-white neighborhood, “At the moment the overwhelming majority of our people out there feel that people get along better, take more of a common interest in the life of the community, when they share a common background. I want you to believe me when I tell you that race prejudice simply doesn 't enter into it” (Hansberry…

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