What are the causes of somebody looking at different cultures negatively? What issues can this type of thinking cause and what can we do to minimize it in today’s society? We will try to answer these questions by analyzing the movie “American History X.” “American History X” is a movie directed by Tony Kaye and it was released in 1998. It is about Derek Vineyard who went to prison for 3 years after killing two black people who tried to break into his car. Through the view of his little brother, Danny Vineyard, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a neo-Nazi organization that committed acts of racial crime and his actions deeply influenced Danny.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
Lynch mobs led by racist towns members gather at the jail with the motive to kill Robinson, although the mob ends up breaking up due to Scout’s comments. The towns racism then skews the verdict of the trial and Robinson is found guilty of the crime. Later, Robinson is killed when he tries to escape from jail. Jem and Scout are also attacked by Bob Ewell, a prominent racist, because of their father’s attempt at defending
Clyde was tied up and was rendered helpless as the attacked his wife and his little girl. When the two men were tried Nick Rice , Clyde’s lawyer for the trials, made a plea deal with Clarence Darby for only five years in prison. Clyde did not believe that justice was served and that the justice system needed to be taught a lesson, so he set out to do just that. As a result of this Clyde wants revenge. First he has to find a way to get the men that tortured his family.
This enabled him to realize following the ideologies of the white contained major limitation. For instance, his grandfather suffered humiliation as well as slavery, which proved vulnerable to racial prejudice. The dramatic speech which conveyed by the narrator was perceived by the white as a joke since they were not prepared to accept the ideas of the upstanding black citizens. In reality, the embarrassment the narrator received motivated him to emphasize on industrial education which is the key to overcome racism as well as discrimination towards the black community. The men’s reaction towards Ralph Ellison’s slip of the tongue by saying “social equality” for “social responsibility underlines clearly the point he was conveying.
Great Depression, racial injustice, woman rights, all of this was going on during the time period that To Kill a Mockingbird time frame was based on. So much was going wrong with the United States during that time frame, it was a miracle we were able to dig ourselves out of that kind of hole. The worst part of the 1930s was the racial injustice. Mobs would kill innocent black men, jurors sent them on death role for crimes they didn 't commit, blacks were scared to walk alone for the fear of being killed because of their skin color. "Based upon fears that “lynch law” would be invoked after news of Mr. Gunn’s confession spread, he was taken to jail in a neighboring county for protection.
To summarize the plot, the eldest Cameron son, Ben, a solider in the Confederate army became injured and was eventually captured by the North and was nursed back to health by the eldest Stoneman daughter, Elsie. In this sort of parallel universe, the Stoneman Patriarch “assumes power” after President Lincoln’s assassination. Just before this transition in power, The Cameron family experienced the loss of the younger sons, and had their property invaded by black soldiers. This incident enraged the Cameron patriarch and prompted him to create the Ku Klux Klan. This film is problematic for a number of reasons, but most importantly for its portrayal of minorities.
A time to kill is about Jake Brigance (Matthew Mcconaughey), a lawyer and Ellen Roark (Sandra Bullock), a law student, fight a case for Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) who murders two white boys who raped his daughter. This movie basically poses one question but with two different perspectives. ‘Is a black man justified for killing two white boys who raped his daughter?’ or ‘Is a father justified for killing two boys who raped his daughter?’ This justification would be decided at the end of the film. In the sequence of events of this film, it showcases many social-communication issues that even people face in the real world. The discrimination and stereotyping of the black community and how the whites perceive them to be are one of them.
When he was one-year-old his house was invaded by the white American extremists. They escaped from their house and his father were assassinated by the extremist. These had created in Malcom the anger and malignancy toward the racism. He dreamt to be a lawyer and he was excellent in school until his “white” professors teased of his ambition and told him to avoid unrealistic dream. He left school in his adolescence where he experienced the road life of the African and get indulged in the drugs what had ended up him to 10 years in prison.
Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son, talks about the racial oppression that was going on in chicago in the 1930s. The protagonist who is Bigger Thomas and who is African American in which talks about this fear, hatred, and anger that racism has impressed upon him that ravages his individuality so severely that his only means of self-expression is to commit violence acts. After killing Mary Dalton the only daughter of the Dalton’s, Bigger must contend with the law, the hatred of society, and his own destructive inner feelings in which brought him into this situation in the first place. Eventually sending Bigger to be killed by the electric chair and the court not having any kind of mercy to him. When reading the novel people can interpret the