Movie Analysis : Crash Connects Stories Based On Coincidence Essay

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Crash connects stories based on coincidence, as the lives of the characters crash against one another. The movie takes a close look at the prejudice and resentment against members of minority groups, and observes the consequences of those feelings. The encounters between races are highlighted within institutions like the justice system and government/political entity. These institutions are highlighted because of a combination of institutionalized practices, power struggles, and individual bias. There are several examples of racial issues that are products of an imperfect justice system along with bureaucratic government and bias. However, the examples in law enforcement and the government are most powerful. All three are represented in the encounter between Officer Tom Hansen and his superior, Lt. Dixon. After experiencing his partner humiliate an African-American woman with an invasive body search during a traffic stop, Hansen then talks to his superior, Lt. Dixon, about reporting the incident. Lt. Dixon responds by giving Officer Hansen an ultimatum: I 'm sure you understand how hard a black man must work to get to stay where I am in a racist organization like the LAPD, and how easily that can be taken away. That being said, it 's your decision. You can put your career and mine on the line in pursuit of a just cause, or just admit to having an embarrassing problem of the personal nature. (Crash)
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