Cause and Effect about Crash
In the movie Crash, Jean Cabot and her husband are walking down the street late one evening. As she is walking she sees two young black men and immediately grabbed her purse tightly and gripped her husband. As they are slowly approaching their car they are carjacked by Anthony and Peter. This caused a lot of tension between her and her husband. They had an argument because she felt as if her husband wasn’t behind her 100%. She demanded to get the locks changed. She didn’t approve of the Hispanic that was changing the locks, because she thought that he would give a copy of the key to one of his friends. She had something against anyone of a different race than hers.
There was a guy by the name of Brandon who asked for my number and I gave it to him. We would talk on the phone occasionally about how our day had been, and the conversation would go on and on. Then he asked me to come to his room just to chill. Since I didn’t know him that well, I wasn’t willing to accept the invitation. Thinking cautiously, I asked him if he could come to my room since all of my friends were there because I felt safer if someone else was there with us. He got upset and told me that he didn’t understand “my kind”. I asked him what that meant and he didn’t really have an answer; he just said consider it a loss of contact. When he said that comment, I felt extremely degraded and looked at him with disgust.
Jean’s experience reminds me of my own experience with men. We are similar; while she was a racist, I was a sexist. There was a time when I felt intimidated by all men. Through my encounters with males, I have acquired an assumption that all men are the same. It’s horrible that one person can spoil it for the whole bunch. Some men have a sweet face, but in the back of their minds it seems like they only want one thing. They say what they think you want to hear to lure you to them, and then they drop the question: “So when do you want to have sex?”...