What main conflict caused by racism/social injustice informs characters' relationships in Fences?

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The conflict in Fences is that Troy Maxson, the father of the family, believes that racial integration is not possible. He was kept out of playing professional baseball because of his race; he played in the Negro Leagues although he had the talent to play in the professional leagues. Troy believes that whites will not let black people play professional sports, and he wants his son, Cory, to stop hoping to play football and to instead take a safer more accessible to a black man. Cory, who is part of a younger generation, believes that times have changed and that integration in sports is possible. However, Troy's past experiences with racism make him determined to keep his son out of the white world and make him encourage his son to settle for a safe job, such as driving a garbage truck as he does.

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