In Search of Equality: A Dream Deferred for African Americans in A Raisin in the Sun

Tayebeh Nowrouzi, Sohila Faghfori, Esmaeil Zohdi
2015 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
The present study scrutinizes the inner as well as the outer truth of African Americans life under the impact of racism in the prize winning and American classical play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. This study argues that racism makes African Americans end up in unequal economic and social conditions. Therefore, not being first hand citizens, African Americans' effort, services and race are disdained. Integrating Dubois' ideas of racism into Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this
more » ... n in the Sun, this study reveals the belief that Blacks must severely demand their rights and firmly struggle against racial oppressions in order to transcend and eliminate racism. Blacks' insistence on full civil right in their homeland America is what Hansberry masterfully supported to defend the ideas of Dubois. Following Dubois strategy, Hansberry presented that African Americans economic and social conditions will not uplifted unless they get educated and with a wide knowledge insist on their American citizens' rights. Index Terms-racism, Dubois, Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun
doi:10.17507/tpls.0511.10 fatcat:thlvt3ycqnag7c2g26c2kagsfe