Essay about Crash Reflection

1055 Words Mar 1st, 2013 5 Pages
Racism Reflection The movie I chose for this assignment was the Hollywood film Crash. I really enjoyed watching this movie even though I have watched it previously before. Crash is the type of movie where you need to watch it more than once to understand the real meaning it is trying to portray about racism. There are many acts of racism that is being shown in this movie in different ways through the many characters revealed. In this movie I found there to be a lot of themes that took place, however the top three I felt was most important were stereotypes, oppression, and prejudice. Stereotype is defined as the popular belief about a specific type of individual. In the movie there was a scene with the locksmith was fixing Jean’s locks …show more content…
She assumed that the two black males were either maybe going to rob her or hurt her. Although she has never met these two males before, she already planted the idea in her head that they were dangerous people.
After watching the movie I think there are many messages the director was trying to make us grasp. But what I truly believe the general message of the movie is that everyone is racist. Whether they admit it or not they are all racist in their own ways. It does not matter whether you are black, white, Asian or brown, I believe everyone in the world is racist in some way. There are people who are racist on the surface but when push comes to shove they are no longer what you perceive them to be. And this works visa versa. Racism is a complex matter and it is not always easy to understand. The movie crash is a pretty complicated movie for a Hollywood film and it does a good job or trying to show the many different lives and how they experience racism.
Yes I believe the film changed my thinking of racism a little bit. Although I have not experienced racism a lot throughout my life I have learned a lot from this movie and at times I was very heartbroken to have seen some of these scenes that took place. It’s hard to actually believe that things like this actually happen when you are not exposed to it every day or even in your lifetime. My dad is a doctor and we grew up in a very rich neighbourhood where I was one of the

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