Crash The Movie Crash

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Mindset of an Ethnocentrist v. a Unintentional Racist, Who Wins? Crash is an Oscar winning, American drama from 2004 written, directed and produced by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial tensions and the effect it has on people showing their daily lives in Los Angeles, California post 9/11. The film asks hard hitting questions about racism and shows harsh realities that are normally avoided. Has an in your face approach, very raw and heart heavy. Shows reality that is normally avoided. Crash actually evolved from a real life incident where Haggis had his porsche stolen outside of a video store in 1991 in Los Angeles. There are a variety of races in this movie, hispanics, blacks, whites, asians and a particular persian family. Instead of…show more content…
Ludacris’ best friend in the movie, Peter played by Larenz Tate helps him steal cars and sells him to chop-shops as their income. Ludacris is obviously the alpha of the duo, he acclaims his dominance by always trying to prove he is more hood or has more thug in him then Tate. he says he has more experience in the streets and he is more aware than Tate always talking first and often talks down to Tate as if he is a “know it all.” Tate does not talk much and always tries to create a counterargument to what Ludacris is saying seeking the positive side when Ludacris wants to challenge the hardships and struggles of a black man in society. Ludacris tells Tate, “You do not have any idea of why they put great big windows on busses, one reason only, to humiliate the people of color riding them.” Tate and Ludacris feel as if they look or often characterize themselves appearances to be similar to UCLA college students and not thugs although in Crash, they are completely opposite of what they want to embody. In the movie we watch the two characters lives closely as they steal and sell cars to the chop-shop and as they survive day to day in Los Angeles, California. Ludacris feels as if the world is against him and he wants Tate to…show more content…
He rescues immigrants that were involved in a trafficking sale. He takes a van he stole to the chop shop, unaware there were immigrants shackled to the inside of it. The owner of the chop shop offers him five hundred dollars per immigrant and Ludacris could keep the van. Ludacris actually decided to free the immigrants versus selling them for profit. He decided to make the best out of a bad situation. He has good qualities and characteristics. H exchanged in the end to be an okay guy and I can not say if he will revert to his old ways or not. I think he could have an even better character if he listens more and accepts others opinions versus being so close minded and negative when it comes to sensitive matters. He wants to change and showed us some hope but I don’t know if he can stop believing in ethnocentrism, I hope he can but doubts are

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