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Inequality was a big issue back then, when there was not a clear understanding of what it was. The novel “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines was set in 1948 before the Civil Right Movement. It shows the problems and successes of African-Americans. The short story “None of this is Fair” by Richard Rodriguez was about how Affirmative Action benefited the minority making it unfair for white students to succeed. In the novel, Grant is a black person and educated, he is different from the other black people that are supposed to work only on the field. In the short story Rodriguez was a Mexican-American student and during his time there was a program called Affirmative Action. This program was designed to help the minority groups get job opportunities. Both Grant and Rodriguez, honorable men fought against inequality and unfairness to embrace their goals and to be acknowledged for what they have done.
Grant was taking a different direction than the other black people. Instead of working in the fields as supposed to, he decided to find a good education to serve his people. At that …
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