Discrimination in American Society
An analysis of racism and prejudice in American society as portrayed in three different works of literature.
# 126570 | 1,250 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (Poetry) , Sociology (Theory) , African-American Studies (Racism)
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This paper uses three works of literature as a means of exploring how each work responds to racism and prejudice in American society: 1) James Baldwin's poem "Harlem," 2) Randall Dudley's poem "Ballad of Birmingham," and 3) Lorraine Hansberry's drama "A Raisin in the Sun."
From the Paper:"Discrimination is the unfair treatment of a person or group of people based on prejudice. In American history African Americans were subjected to great oppression and discrimination. The injustices visited upon Blacks came to a head during the.... s and ....s leading to the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Prior to this oppression violence and discrimination were routine for Blacks in American society. This history of discrimination is captured in a variety of works of art including Langston Hughes' poem 'Harlem', Dudley Randall's ..."
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