Let America Be America Again" is a poem written by Langston Hughes in. In the poem, Hughes describes his disillusionment with the American Dream, for him the United States has failed to fulfill its promise of freedom and equality for all its people.
The poem initially follows a traditional rhyme scheme before giving way to free verse and delving into the speaker's attitude towards the American Dream.
Before the 2016 election, many Americans felt they were no longer living the American dream. Trump came along and promised to “make America great again”.
Although, he has never really specified when America was great, nor has he said what made it great. The United States was perhaps most united during the first two decades after World War II.
Granted, those were days when African Americans were kept in the back of the bus, gay people were kept in the closet, and women were kept in the kitchen.