The movie “Crash” clearly displays how people in a society are segregated and categorized. It displays how people from a variety of races treat each other and how those treatments cause them to act a specific way. The discrimination and classifications of race in our society causes people to be irrational. The movie “Crash” presents how several conflicts of race cause a group of strangers in Los Angeles to come across each other. There is a Caucasian attorney and his wife, who was carjacked by two black males.
When a black man in Maycomb is accused of rape, the town thinks he is guilty; there is no physical evidence that a rape ever occurred, but Tom is still sent to jail to wait for his trial. Racism towards Tom Robinson in Maycomb county causes disputes on his case, and causes talk to go around about the man who is defending him, Atticus Finch. To begin with, Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus, was Tom Robinson’s lawyer. Since Atticus was white and defending a black man, some of Atticus’s friends and neighbors turned against him and his family. Jem and Scout were treated with disrespect by Maycomb citizens everywhere they went because of their father’s decision to defend Tom.
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.
He is discriminating against all African American women just because what happened with Shaniqua not giving his dad medical assistance. “Discrimination is a hurtful action toward a particular group of people because they belong to that group.” In another scene John is with his partner Hansen and they pull over the Thayer’s who look to be doing some type of sexual intercourse. He doesn’t pull them over, because they are performing sexual intercourse in the car but because they happen to be a part of the particular group he doesn’t like. Since his views of all African American women are changed as negative he forcefully takes his anger out on Christine by sexually harassing her in front of her husband. Her husband wants to react, but he is in a position to where he can’t do anything.
Each character in the film reach a point in their lives that makes them question themselves as people, and what they express towards others. Crash shows stories of race, class, and gender post September 11th. The film shows that almost everyone as being unconsciously prejudice towards others and we lack love for others. The first time we see a sense of racism is when a Persian man wants to buy a gun but the gun shop owner refers him as “Osama”, is refused service and is then escorted out. 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.
The last one that no one ever thinks about is how reverse racism is seen when people threaten Atticus for defending Tom Robinson in court (Lee). Discrimination in any form is a controversial topic but everyone knows that it is not right to discriminate against people. Racism is still a very controversial topic in today’s society but still not as bad as seen in the time period of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Tom Robinson is in trial because a white man’s word over a black man’s word (Lee). Bob Ewell has told the Sheriff of the town that Tom Robinson raped his daughter which is a lie (Lee).
Both young guys are surprised to see that the driver of the nice vehicle is a black man. Determined to not be a coward this time, Cameron fights both guys back and also get out to confront the police; one of the black guys flee the scene while one stays. Officer Hansen, one of the officers on the scene, recognizes Cameron as the victim of Officer Ryan’s harshness and harassment, tells the other officer that things are ok, calms Cameron down, and lets him go. Cameron gives Anthony his gun back and tells him that he is an embarrassment to their common race. While Officer Hansen does something nice to save and defend Cameron, he later turns around and kills Peter.
Scout realizes that the only reason she must undergo this torment is that her father is defending a black man, which has become taboo because of the corruption that racism has caused in many people. In addition, Scout watches Tom Robinson undergo unfair treatment and false accusations. Please dont tell my parents I stole this essay. Although Atticus provides the jury and the people of Maycomb with overwhelming evidence benefiting Tom, and ultimately proving him innocent, this is not enough to overcome the powers of hate and racism. Scout watches as the jury deliberates and convicts Tom Robinson of murder because he is a black man.
From that day on, the politician's wife hated black people. She complains that the man (not black) who fixed the locks have tattoos all over him will make copies and give them to his black friends. This scene is an example of dislike towards black people. The Bad Cop has two racist scenes. The first one was racial assault ...
Most women feel unsafe when walking on the streets late at night and seeing men of any race. The media drills it into women how dangerous predators are toward women especially late at night. It is understandable how nervous Jean feels when she sees two men walking past in the dark, but the men took her nervously grabbing her husband’s arm as a racist gesture and took action. By them taking offence to Jean’s body language they steal her car at gun point as a consequence. One of the first things Jean and her husband worry about is how this will look for her husband’s campaign.