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
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.
Davis stated that racism draws strength from the ability to encourage sexual coercion. Black women, who were rape victims, receive little sympathy from law enforcement and judges. Not only because of racism that has grown over time against black men, but black women as well. Since black men were categorized as rapist, black women were suggested to be loose and promiscuous. Since black women were suggested to be whores and sexual immoral, their cries of rape went unheard because they lack legitimacy in a society that believed men were provoked to acted in a natural way.
Since there are a wide variety of characters in this movie, it can be confusing to the viewer. In the plot, Graham is an African-American detective whose younger brother is a criminal. His mother cares more about his brother than Graham and she wants Graham to bring his brother back home, which in turn hurts Graham. Graham?s partner Ria is a Hispanic woman who comes to find that her and Graham?s ethnicities conflict when she had sex with him. Rick is the Los Angeles district attorney who is also op... ... middle of paper ... ...cause of the conflict, as the shop owner continues the conflict with a number of stereotypes and racist remarks regarding Farhad?s race.
Black people such as Tom Robinson, a man accused of raping a white woman is viewed with prejudice and white people that would defend him like Atticus and his family are subject to the same prejudice, discrimination by gender affects Scout the most in this story as many characters believe she should act more like a girl as she ages and class discrimination is clearly shown amongst the Finches, Ewells, Cunninghams and Radleys. Discrimination and prejudice lead to people getting hurt both emotionally and physically, people affected this way in the story represent a Mockingbird and why it’s a sin to kill a
Jake cherishes his daughter more than ever when he compares her hypothetically to his client?s victimized daughter Tonya. The power of the family institution is reiterated when Carl takes revenge upon the offenders who raped Tonya. These ties drive an otherwise socially conforming man into violating the sanctity of human life in cold blood without regret. Another motivation that inspires his action is the personal degradation he must have experienced as a black man in a racist community that includes backwoods deviants, who look down upon the blacks in the community. Hate crimes appear in both movies, including hate-fueled riots, attempted lynchings, and the reappearance of the Ku Klux Klan.
The following paragraphs will discuss these examples. Tom Robinson was one example of prejudice because he was African American. “‘You felt sorry for her? You felt sorry for her?’ Mr. Gilmer was ready to rise to the ceiling” (Lee, 197). This is when Tom Robinson is on trial for being falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell.
The representative responded, “Shaniqua Johnson”. In a resentful way Officer Ryan responded, “Big fucking surprise that is”. Officer John Ryan assumed he was not receiving the services he pertained because the representative was incompetent and inefficient because of her race. His comment was not a direct racial comment but it was implied. Secondly, Officer John Ryan and his partner Officer Tommy Hansen, pulled over a young African American couple who was performing sexual conduct in public.
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.
The characters that impact us from the start are Anthony and Peter, two young black men who lament the fact that because of their skin color, they are viewed as criminals, when they could very well be UCLA students, except that they have guns and are criminals who boost high end cars. The theme throughout for these two characters is that society has shaped what they have become. Anthony: “You have no idea why they put those great big windows on the sides of busses, do you?” Peter: no I do not, why? Anthony: One reason only. To humiliate the people of color who are reduced to riding in them.”(Danbury & Haggis, 2005).