I chose the movie crash, I liked this movie because It was both educational, and entertaining. It showed many different aspects of racial point of views. The movie was very action packed and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, I was very into this movie.
One thing I really liked about this movie is how it showed the good in all people.
For instance, the white police officer John Ryan. Ryan was portrayed as the “stereotypical” racist white police officer, but the movie also showed us the side of him where he put his racism aside and put his life on the line to save the same woman he had previously assaulted.
A character who also stood out to me was the owner of a gun store. The white, male, owner tried to turn down a foreign looking father and daughter from buying a gun because he thought they were Arabic just because of the color of his skin and his voice. The man thought he was buying the gun to potentially harm someone with it when in reality he was just trying to protect his store.
Aside from the characters, I believe that the writer was trying to convey the audience by displaying how racism is viewed. Some of the factors to be considered are setting, and the time of era this movie was made. It is very important to pay attention to the details of the setting and things of that nature because racism has become not a big thing in today’s society, but back years ago, it was a very important topic dealt with in society. Racism and ethnic discrimination in the U.S. has been a major issue since the colonial era.
In conclusion, 40 years ago was potentially the mark of the end of racism in America. Although racism has seemed to end it still goes on every day and in such brutal ways. Martin Luther King Jr. had sent a message that all races should be treated with equality, and that is what this movie shows. That no matter what color your skin, what ethnic background you have, everybody should be treated the same.