A Raisin that Keeps Exploding

Source: Liberty
by Jo Ann Skousen

“A Raisin in the Sun was one of the first truly crossover films that appealed as much to white audiences as to black ones. First as a stage play and then as a movie, it marked the beginning of Sidney Poitier’s distinguished career, and launched a decade of films that explored not just racial tolerance but interracial acceptance. … here we are in 2021, 70 years after A Raisin in the Sun premiered in local cinema houses, and I am chilled by what I’m seeing on college campuses around the country. I am disheartened by the demand for segregated housing, segregated graduation ceremonies, segregated orientation programs.” (05/27/21)