Raisin In The Sun Prejudice

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A Raisin in the Sun
Introduction
The movie “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is about an African American family who receives an insurance check for $10,000 from Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. Each of the family members are anticipating doing something different with the money; in the meantime “mama” has plans to buy a house for the family. The Younger family faces economic hardships and racial discrimination during their struggles to gain middle-class acceptance. The movie “A Raisin in the Sun” demonstrates the importance of family values, personal dreams, and racial discrimination. In the 1961 play,” A Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry uses the Younger family to show individuals whom compete to reach their dreams that are often disregarded by others however; they eventually learn to support one another to achieve wealthier and more stable futures.

A Raisin in the Sun In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, the family in the
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Bearak & England explain that historically, women who graduate from college were more likely to remain single than other women just as Beneatha was in the movie “A Raisin in the Sun”. However, Beneatha’s higher education allowed her to recognize the value of herself while opening her eyes to discover her true pro black identity in a time of segregation. Beneatha faced the challenges that an African American women with an education faced during these times. Beneatha dated without cohabitating and out of her race to find an equal educated man. Beneatha often faced social consequences such as being labeled a sell-out and wanting to be white as Rockquemore & Henderson mention in the article “Interracial Families in Post-civil Rights Movement”. Due to segregation Beneatha’s education fell second in
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