Read Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” The play was written and produced over 40 years ago. To what extent do you think that conflicts and issues presented in the play are still relevant?

The play presented several issues prevalent in the era, from racial segregation and the struggles of the black community in Southside Chicago. From segregation to racial violence, these are still very prevalent today. African Americans still experience discrimination even though it is not as prevalent as before. African-Americans are disillusioned about their African heritage, and many are yet to connect to it.

Just like Beneatha, African-Americans are still struggling with identity. Segregation is still rampant, and black families can only afford to live in cramped neighborhoods that are crime-ridden with very few public services. The Black Lives Matter Movement, just like the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s, fights against the racial prejudice of the black and colored communities in America.

Despite having elected the first black president not so many years ago, African-Americans still seem to be disadvantaged in achieving and living the American dream. Some African Americans have assimilated successfully into the American way of life. A much more significant number have been killed and imprisoned due to the color of their skin.

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