Analysis Of ' A Hansberry 's The Sun ' Essays

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In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry reflects on the social changes that were occurring for blacks in America, while including her own experiences with racial issues in the play. Hansberry creates a fictional family, named the Youngers, that represents the typical black-American family living in Southside Chicago in 1954. The Youngers endure many challenges that test their relationships, identities, and beliefs, but overcome their adversities when they come together as a family. Ironically, separate but equal laws nurtured an environment for segregation and ingrained racism. The affirmative action policy was an attempt to eradicate discrimination on a basis of a person’s race, ethnicity, language, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or affiliation to promote a racially diverse community (Palmer 17). Although this policy was expected to be immediately enforced, many companies, especially [white] communities, continued to ignore the policy.
In the Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry exposes the discrimination towards black-American families attempting to move into exclusively white areas. The character, Karl Lindner plays the chair of the welcoming committee, who tries to persuade the Younger family from moving into the exclusively white community, Clybourne Park. Lindner begins to explain that his unexpected visit is to resolve a “special community problem” (Hansberry 513) he says, “we don’t try hard understand the other fellow’s problem”Hansberry…

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