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Explorations in Ethnic Studies
Carter's analysis of the varied ethnic backgrounds of the characters in this play demonstrates Hansberry's commitment to a multiethnic society. Ethnicity is also clearly a factor in the complexity of the individual characters themselves, and in their interaction. Carter further gives a credible rationale (documented by quotations from Robert Nemiroff’s correspondence) for Hansberry's choice of Sidney, a Jew, as the vehicle for her message.
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