Crash Essay

1417 Words Oct 18th, 2010 6 Pages
Hadassha Battiste

Professor _________

April _______

The movie Crash proves that a series of events can connect even the most unlikely of people. The movie demonstrated how racism and stereotypes tie people together and how detrimental our ill thinking could be to ourselves and each other. The entire movie is laced with coincidences leading to connections and appears to have a somewhat domino effect triggered by the actions or thoughts of another. Ignorance and intolerance divides groups of people and drives the gaps further and further.
In the beginning of the movie a store clerk and his daughter are purchasing a gun for protection at their store. The clerk at the gun store starts discounting their intelligence and verbally
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The most upsetting scene was where the cops pulls over the middle-aged black couple and the one racist office sexually assaults the black man’s wife and the black man did not defend his wife’s honor, instead he apologized to the officers. The husband was preoccupied with his image and what people would think of him if they found out the true nature of why they were pulled over in the first place. The partner of the officer then asks for a change in partner and his boss who was a black man was more concerned about his position than doing the right thing. When there are so many wrongs in one situation it is hard to decide who is right. Was the officer right for just requesting a change and not making a big deal over what happened? Or was his boss right for allowing him to change partners without doing anything to the racist officer? The right thing to do would be to have disciplinary action brought against the officer. But everyone is more concerned about how they will appear to others and what their image may or may not be that doing the right thing didn’t seem to be an option.
Another scene I had an issue with was when the black detective and the Hispanic woman were engaged in intercourse has said “I am having sex with a white woman” when his mom called and then makes another comment about her being Mexican. This guy is sleeping with this woman and even works with this woman and he didn’t take the time to learn

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