How is Mr. Lindner from Clybourne Park significant as a minor character in Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun?

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Karl Lindner may be a minor character in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” but his brief scene is integral to the play’s theme.  In Act II, Scene III, the character of Lindner is a weak, timid Caucasian sent by the local homeowner’s association where the Younger family plans to move to try and convince the African-American family to not relocate there.  As the leader of the Clybourne Park Improvement Association, Lindner is given the responsibility for bribing Walter, Ruth, Beneatha and Mama to sale their newly-purchased property in the lower-middle-class and entirely white community – a particularly ironic tasking given that he is also chairman of the “New Neighbors Orientation Committee,” which welcomes new families or, as a visibly uncomfortable Lindner explains to the Youngers...

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