To be honest, I have a hard time pulling anything from this movie that relates to me. I guess the Jewish people showed unconditional love for their family and their strong will not to change who they are and what they believe because someone different from them believes that they are unworthy. I grew up in a fairly large family since I am one of six children. My family is very close and I believe that we have this unconditional love for each other no matter how annoyed we get with each other. I try to instill this in my own children. I teach them that it is ok to have disagreement and to be different but you must respect those differences because that is what makes each and every one unique. It would be pretty boring if everyone in the world was the same. I also relate to the holding firm to very values and what you belief. I believe that who a person is and what they believe should not change just because someone doesn’t like them. I always tell my children to be a leader not a follower, set the example and make your own decisions based on what you feel is right. Don’t follow someone else example just because everyone else
The movie Crash educates the viewers on the effects of racism, and the negativity it places in our society. The interpersonal communication that was played out throughout the movie, made me more conscientiously aware, of how I interact with different ethnicities, so as not to offend
This movie portrayed the racial injustices that were taking place in the early 1990s within California and throughout the world. The riots that were occurring in 1992 in California continued to increase the racial divide in schools and in the community. The acquittal of a police officer in the Rodney King trial caused an uprise of racial tension. In addition to racial tension gang violence continued to be on the rise and seemed to continually widen the racial divide. Public school systems were a major part of educational injustice for various students, but majorly for the students who were a part of integration programs. Parents chose integration programs as a way to get their children a better
Racism can be defined as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” (Merriam-webster, 2015). Racism can evolve when individuals of one race feel targeted by individuals of another race. Racism affects not only adults but children and teenagers as well. Children and teenagers who are apart of the school systems are exposed to racism both inside and outside of the classroom. There have been many cases, even in these past few years, of kids in classrooms being mistreated in school. There are many forms of racism that can affect not only students but the teachers and faculty who are in schools on a day to day basis. There is no
The movie Crash follows the lives of several different people living in Los Angeles within a two day span. Each character faces different conflicts in their daily life majority of them being caused by racism. The characters of the movie all have separate stories, but each story will connect them with another person in the movie. Some people are discriminated against because of their race but also say racially insensitive comments towards another person in the movie. The main issue explored in Crash is the racism people deal with in their day to day life. Almost every character is either a victim to racism or prejudiced.
The film has been specifically marketed as a progressive tale of achievement over racial injustice, although I believe it more prominently embodies the racial ‘white savior’ genre that Hollywood vigorously reinforces with such movies like Grand Torino, The Blind Side, Blood Diamond, Avatar, Freedom Writers and even the hit musical Hairspray. These films portray how a white person becomes an important part into the lives of a minority, who is usually living in poverty, or depressed times. More than likely, the white character is portrayed as having a better life than the minority character.
Part of human nature is judging something by what surrounds it even if it is another human. Think of a community that has every color, every race, every religion, and every kind of person that community however, doesn’t value each other to some point which causes a problem, a problem that we call racism in today’s era, a problem that needs to be eliminated because it allows a gap that shouldn’t exist in our society. Our society must understand that it isn’t okay to discriminate someone for how they look or what they believe in or what color they happen to be, specifically speaking to those who aren’t smart enough to realize that discrimination isn’t making any change for the better nor is it allowing certain groups in the community to advocate
This movie is a wonderful production starting from 1960 and ending in 1969 covering all the different things that occurred during this unbelievable decade. The movie takes place in many different areas starring two main families; a very suburban, white family who were excepting of blacks, and a very positive black family trying to push black rights in Mississippi. The movie portrayed many historical events while also including the families and how the two were intertwined. These families were very different, yet so much alike, they both portrayed what to me the whole ‘message’ of the movie was. Although everyone was so different they all faced such drastic decisions and issues that affected everyone in so many different ways. It wasn’t like one person’s pain was easier to handle than another is that’s like saying Vietnam was harder on those men than on the men that stood for black rights or vice versa, everyone faced these equally hard issues. So it seemed everyone was very emotionally involved. In fact our whole country was very involved in president elections and campaigns against the war, it seemed everyone really cared.
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. In this movie, discrimination and prejudice are the cause of all kinds of collisions. We easily prejudge people with stereotypes, and we are concerned with our pre-thoughts of what kind of person he/she should be, we forget to actually get to know them. It is human nature to have some type of prejudices in one way or another; we fear the unknown. There are stereotypes that black people are angry or tend to be violent; white people feel they are the dominant race and discriminate against all; Asians are thought to be poor or ignorant, and people with higher economic statuses are distinguished to the working class
All in all, the film Crash was an eye opener. Although some scenes quiet drastic, viewers were able to see Americas hidden truths. Not only did we witness racism and prejudices through one lens, but through multiple lens. For example, Anthony and Peter discuss their issues with Caucasians, the pawn shop owner battles with Farad, and Mrs. Cabot angrily confesses her feelings towards African Americans men. This learner is now aware of different cultures and racial struggles. This learning will keep in mind that cultural awareness is vital tool for the field of social work. Great