This film shows the last day of Oscar Grants life before he was fatally shot by an officer at a train station. Oscar goes out on New Years with his girlfriend and friends. Him and his friends decide to take a train into the city before midnight. As they are coming back home a man that seems to have had problems with Oscar in the past initiates a fight with him on the train. Oscars friends then get involved escalating the conflict. The train takes a sudden stop and law enforcement is called to get involved with the problem. The police officers arrive and...
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...a criminal justice student I think this class has been extremely beneficial and has opened up my eyes to something that was always in front of me. Before I received the knowledge I know now I believed that black men were committing more crimes and were more dangerous. If I would of seen Fruitvale Station before I would have seen the movies real message which is that it is a much more dangerous world for an African-America male. My mentality before was if you do not want trouble do not look for it. However, in many cases this in inevitable when it comes to African-America males. I am extremely grateful I was able to better understand about a problem that many people are not even aware about. What I have learned in this class and from The New Jim Crow has helped not only grow as a great criminal justice scholar but as part of the solution to this problem we are facing.
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