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).
Continuing into what it is like to be African-American and deal with the police. As well as what it is like to be a Persian family getting their store robbed, an Asian man getting run over by a van, and what it is like to be Hispanic trying to
The socialite takes out her anger on a Hispanic man who is changing the door locks to their home. After the Hispanic man leaves he is robbed of his dignity by a Persian store-owner. Crash showed many different elements of the Emile Durkheim theory where norms were used and the characters were confused, unclear or not present. Durkheim's Anomie describes that these Individuals cannot find their place in society without clear rules to guide them. Changing conditions as well as adjustment of life leads to dissatisfaction, conflict, and deviance.
The theme of multiculturalism has also made its influence on the major characters of the movie: a white American district attorney and his wife who is constantly scared of "the other"; two African American thieves who steal their car, a racist police officer who offends an African American TV producer and harasses his wife, a non-racist police officer, a Latino lock maker, a Persian family and another African American detective in the search of his brother. The plot of the movie intersects all characters ' lives and their attitudes towards each other after 9/11, while making the audience question the validity of prejudices and racial stereotypes. This movie brings much needed attention on the fact that race is the big issue in this film; it’s what causes the problems that these people run into. A rich white lady not wanting a “gangbanger” Hispanic guy changing her locks for fear that he might sell the keys to his “homies”, a pair of black men robbing that same white women and husband just because they knew that she feared them. It’s crazy to think what people would do, just because they don’t like a certain
This was especially evident when they were being pulled over by a racist white cop. She felt that he could have done more to defend their rights instead of accepting injustice. There is also a Persian store owner, who feels that he is getting the short end of the stick in American society because his store was robbed multiple times. Then the Hispanic locksmith encounters racial slurs and discrimination, although he just wanted to keep his family safe. The partnered detectives and lovers of different races, one is a Hispanic woman and the other is a black male, who are dealing with his drug addicted mother who feels that he does not care enough about taking care of his family.
There is Jean who is prejudice against black people after getting robbed. John is the cop who is racist against all black people and sexually assaults Christine in front of her husband. This movies show’s so many of the social psychological principles through the story of each individual. This movie portrays so many of the social-psychological principles. One that is really noticeable is the person perception principle.
One of the more prevalent themes of this movie is racism, and how prejudicial mindsets ultimately lead to one’s own demise. The movie outlines how racism, among other things, can adversely affect someone’s judgment. After the father died, we see how the family gradually deteriorates financially as well as emotionally after Derek (the older brother played by Edward Norton) turns to a neo Nazi gang for an outlet, which eventually influences his younger brother Danny (played by Edward Furlong) to follow down ... ... middle of paper ... ... supremacist gang, to rioting in an Asian owned grocery store, to finally brutally murdering someone. We observe as family ties become increasingly strained in every way, the viewer can easily conclude that Derek’s racism as well as his eventual influence on his younger brother ultimately contributed to their own downfall. As controversial as this movie maybe for the offensive language and brutal violence, it is a movie that deserves to be seen, and even discussed.
This film was made in 2004, but all the scenes with the police showed us all the problems we are having with cops today. John Ryan pulled over the couple because he saw the wife giving her husband fellatio while he was driving. When they got pulled over Cameron was very cooperative, but Christine was getting very mouthy with John which caused him to get aggressive with them. This scene made me think about all the problems we are facing in America with cops killing innocent unarmed black people. John then begins to pat the couple down and manually molesting Christine.
Two African-American men discuss about how they as a group are always being stereotyped but they themselves hijack a couple’s car moments later. It is then revealed that the couple were the district attorney and his wife named Jean. The couple choose to have the locks replaced incase the hijackers decide to pay them a visit but the locksmith in Hispanic, Jean throws a loud tantrum, believes that he has made copies and says he might give them to “his gang banger friends.” Four other characters are shown across town, two police officers looking for the stolen car, and another couple. The officer in charge shows his side of racism when he pulls over the truck although it isn’t the missing truck they are looking for because the person driving was a black male. He tells the driver he is being arrested but has no real reason to arrest him and touches his wife
In the end of Lord of the Flies Jack is broken down to tears as he realizes the mistakes he has made. At the end of "The Lottery" the Townspeople have once again saved the harvest from some unknown force by slaughtering a member of the community. In the end of "The White Circle" Tucker doesn’t kill Anvil but learns an important lesson about perspective. Finally in the last scene of "The Vigilante" Mike realizes just how much he liked killing the black man. The theme of mans inherent evil is carried out throughout society today where people commit acts such as the lynching of blacks due to a deep hate or the killing of a loved one, where at the time seems to be the only answer.