All my life I have liked this song, it has voice; a strong one, speaking out against the hate. The book A Raisin in the Sun deals with the struggle for a black family in the late 1940’s to move out of the ghetto, buy a home, go to college, and simply give their children money for school.
Travis- “This morning we suppose to bring the fifty cents to school.” Ruth- “Well, I ain’t got no fifty cents this morning.”
“But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate”
The Younger family is in this financial situation not completely from irresponsibility but also from their incapability to easily excel in the world they live in. their options are minimal being a black family in a world control by white families.
In the movie Juno, the title character, Juno, is only 16 and get pregnant. In this unexpected situation she struggles on deciding what to do with the child. Similar to what Ruth goes through when her unplanned pregnancy arises. She initially wants to get an abortion even though at this point in time that is illegal; she even goes as far as putting a deposit on one.
A personal story from my life,
My grandmother, bless her heart, was born, raised, and still lives in a part of the country that has a lot of racism between whites and blacks. Early in my mom’s life, a black family moved next door. Fear overwhelmed my grandparents and they decided to uproot their home and move across town. I have never ask about the terms behind the situation because it is a dark part of our family history, but I do know my grandmother still has a fear of the black community. I myself will never be able to understand that fear, but that fear is there for my grandmother.
In A Raison in the Sun the Younger family, a black family of the late 1940’s, moved into a white neighborhood. Just a little after...