Crash The Movie Crash Analysis

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Racism has been introduced in America over a long period of time; moreover, since the beginning of the 18th century and it is still being executed today. Racism is a belief to make each race either feel superior or inferior to another. In Crash, racial prejudice is manifested throughout the film within many social groups. The film Crash demonstrates racial prejudice towards many ethic groups by displaying stereotypes, violence, and racial tensions. Although Crash does manifests racial prejudice to numerous ethnic groups, many opposing views argue that it the film emphasizes racial prejudice to one cultural group. They dispute that Crash only targets on how racism is demonstrated from a white perspective ("Crash A Movie Really About Racism?").…show more content…
As much as Cameron wanted to intervene he hesitates knowing that because he is African American he can be shot. This view supports why opposing views can suggest that Crash demonstrates "White Privilege". They can also refer to when Jean Cabot, a white woman, demanding for the locks to be changed after Daniel, the Hispanic carpenter, fixes them. She also refers to him as a “gang member with a shaved head and pants around his ankles” (Crash). In another scene, Farhad, an Iranian shop owner tries to buy a gun and speaks to his daughter in Persian and the white gun store owner gets irritated and calls him "Osama" (Crash). These opposing views suggest that Crash only demonstrates racial prejudice from only one racial group, which is from the white people. These oppositions can be easily refuted; in fact, these claims can also connect to my thesis on racial prejudice being targeted towards many racial groups in Crash. Most of these scenes involve other racial groups as well. In addition, we also hear stereotypes in the film from the perspective of other racial groups. For example in the film, Anthony and his friend Peter discuss how the…show more content…
Near the end of the film, Officer Hansen shoots Peter when she assumed that he was holding a gun. (Crash) . In another film, Anthony attempts to carjack Cameron and the police officer tries to shoot Cameron, but Officer Hansen intervenes. This emphasizes how stereotype on how Black men are perceived to be thugs. When Anthony took the Cambodian people that were trapped in the van to Chinatown, this suggests the stereotype that all Asian people look alike. These scenes demonstrates racial stereotypes of many races and also violence towards different ethnic groups. Violence in racial situations were manifested throughout the movie. When Officer John Ryan molested Cameron 's wife, he establishes "his racial dominance and authority" (White Power: An Analysis of Racial Tensions in Crash). We also witness Farhad shoot Daniel 's daughter but she is miraculously healed. We also see that another police officer has shot black men in the scene. Almost all of the scenes in Crash. These violent situations happened to many race groups in the
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