Compare and contrast Beneatha and George's perspective about Africa, African pre-colonial civilizations, and African ancestral cultural tradition and practices
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Beneatha is proud and curious about her African Heritage. When George arives, Beneatha is wearing an African outfit. George, thoroughly confused, addresses Beneatha and asks her to change out of her "costume" and get ready for their theatre date. Beneatha, in a moment of indignation, removes her headdress and reveals to George Murchison her hair in its natural afro state. George is completely shocked. Beneatha seems to have expected this reaction and challenges George's discomfort with her natural hair, accusing him of being "an assimilationist Negro."