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Historical research, significance of ethnic background, and dreams linked to themes in The Raisin in the Sun. Joseph Zalot Mr. Casal December 12, 2011 Humanities English II. Employment Opportunities for Minorities. African-Americans Blue collar jobs Unskillful Factories Automobile

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Historical research significance of ethnic background and dreams linked to themes in the raisin in the sun

Historical research, significance of ethnic background, and dreams linked to themes in The Raisin in the Sun

Joseph Zalot

Mr. Casal

December 12, 2011

Humanities English II


Employment opportunities for minorities

Employment Opportunities for Minorities

  • African-Americans

    • Blue collar jobs

      • Unskillful

        • Factories

          • Automobile

        • Farms

  • Executive Order 11246 (1965)

    • Equal Employment Opportunity

      • Cannot discriminate based on race

  • Walter Younger

    • Chauffeur

      • Limousine driver

  • Ruth Younger

    • Domestic job

      • Housekeeper

  • Lena Younger

    • Domestic job

      • Housekeeper


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Employment Opportunities for Minorities


Segregated housing issues

Segregated Housing Issues

  • Relation to A Raisin in the Sun

    • Younger family lived in segregated neighborhood

    • Received $10,000 insurance money

    • Want to move

    • Decide on Clybourne Park

    • Mr. Lindner

      • Head of welcoming committee

        • Tries to pay them to not move in

  • Post-WWII

    • African-American moved to urban areas

    • Whites moved suburbs

  • 1950s and 1960s

    • Housing integration

      • Common for middle class African-American's

    • Moved to already integrated areas

      • Whites continued to harass

  • Federal Laws

    • Federal Fair Housing Law of 1968


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Segregated Housing Issues


Cultural and ethnic background

Cultural and Ethnic Background

Culture can only influence your identity if you want it to

  • My cultural and ethnic background

    • Irish

    • Polish

    • Does not influence my identity

  • Beneatha’s cultural and ethnic background

    • African-American

    • Asagai breaks her assimilationist characteristics

    • Influences her identity

  • Asagai

    • Nigerian

    • Non-conformist

    • Gives gifts to Beneatha

    • Helped change her views

  • George

    • African-American

    • Conformist

    • Dislikes Beneatha’s new ways

    • Does not influence his identity


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Cultural and Ethnic Background


My goals and dreams

My Goals and Dreams

Most dreams can be achieved with large sums of money

My Dreams

  • Finish in top 5 of my class

    • Go to college

      • Become a director

  • Travel the world in a year

    • Own a house in 6 out of the 7 continents

  • Get pilot license

    • Own a jet

  • The Younger Family Dreams

    • Beneatha

      • Become a doctor and go to college

    • Walter

      • Create a liquor business

    • Ruth and Mama

      • Own a home

        • Larger than current one

        • Enough space for everyone


    Conclusion

    Conclusion

    • African-American’s were not treated right during the 1960s

    • Civil Rights Movement

      • Helped integrate

      • Pushed equality

    • Culture’s influence on identity

      • Only shows in people who want it to show

    • Dreams are difficult to accomplish

      • With money almost all can be


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