The Role Of African-Americans In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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It goes without saying that African-Americans or other minorities for that matter have gone through all sorts of things. Why them? Why put anyone lower than another person? I guess we will never know. Anyone who has read “A Raisin in the Sun” have felt the heart sinking feeling when the reader finds out that the insurance money get stolen. There must have been a million thoughts running through their head like, “if he would have done what mama said to do with the money with the family in this predicament?” Or “was that the initial intention of Willie Harris?” All we can do to this day is speculate. Speculate, why the youngers? What will happen to them and their new house, since they can not afford it. Will they ever be able to afford it? Or will they be kicked out by the homeowner’s association before then? “A Raisin in the Sun” gives the sense of being so close yet so far, they are poor …show more content…
Ever since the first boat of Africans arrived, they have been paving roads for the future generation to walk on. Just as a family’s mother and father may save money for their children to go off to college, the same thing happened to Africans. The Africans came with nothing but the shirts on their backs, and at times not even that. They were abused, overworked, and kept under harsh conditions, but best case scenario they had a nice owner and were treated relatively well. Because of the northern victory of the Civil War there was an act put in place that said nearly all free slaves would get 40 acres and a mule. That was the official beginning for most former enslaved families. The land was used for many Africans Americans to make a living. 15,000,000 acres were given away that is the equivalent to 375,000 families that were created. That was their foundation, unfortunately the second beginning for the Youngers were demolished thanks to the greedy and lying ways of

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