The Civil Rights Motion: A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

The civil rights motion brought knowledge towards the abolishment of segregation laws. Although the laws are gone does partition still exist in reality? “What takes place to a dream delayed, does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” stated, in a poem by Langston Huges. The story, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry showed partition and its affects upon all races. This essay will show how Assimilationists and New Negroes fought for their own identity in the mid twentieth century. Whether they were being real to themselves or creating carbon copies of injustice was determined by one’s view upon society.

Passivity just prolonged grief versus the battle versus segregation. Mrs. Johnson in A Raisin in the Sun is passive to the actions taken upon her. In the story she imitates a strong person by saying, “Wilhelmina Othella Johnson does anything, whenever she desires!” While in reality she is weak person. The United States during World War 2 were submissive towards Hitler initially. This gave Hitler time to gain power and assistance of individuals. If the Unites States had acted earlier towards Hitler the war would’ve ended rapidly. This is a comparable paradox to Mrs.

Johnson’s mindset towards segregation and racism in the story. Lack of knowledge and propaganda were large spread creating a growing number of assimilationists significantly. Bigotry caused African people to hate themselves and there culture. Through this misconception Black people used different styles of clothes, adjusted various tones in speech, and various goals in life. Walter in A Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry, wished to purchase an alcohol shop due to the fact that he disliked being a servant for the white male. In buying a liquor shop he would produce lethargy and hate in the black neighborhood by the alcohol addiction that his shop would produce.

Through Walters own monetary success would be the failure of numerous others. Propaganda and Hatred towards the Jewish population left some Jews hating themselves. They believed that it was there fault for being Jewish and developed groups of anti-Semitic Jews, damaging the there own culture. The battle versus racism was fought with the assistance of many people. Beneatha in the story, A Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry, was constantly trying to find herself within the story. Whether it would be the guitar lessons she would take or the clothing she would use, everything suggested something to her.

In a statement towards the downfall of the white impact in black culture she had actually cut her hair and dressed herself in an African dress. She ran around her home after putting on the dress stating, “Acomogosiah!” Another example on a larger scale would be the failure of the African Apartheid. Jomo Kinate and Nelson Mandela were civil rights activists whose goal was to stop European power in Africa. Imperialism and ignorance drove The French and British to take control over Africa and its resources. Through Civil disobedience Jomo Kinate and Nelson Mandela brought African Apartheid to an end.

Assimilationists and New Negroes fought for their own identity in the mid twentieth century. Whether they were being true to themselves or developing carbon copies of injustice was identified by one’s view upon society. There are some things in Americas past that people dream could just be removed. These things are scars that can never recover and will constantly be there to see what has been done. America past has actually been deeply racist and overbearing and should be noted for all the excellent and bad things that have actually occurred in its past.

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