Analysis: Crips And Bloods: Made In America

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America, the country that many dream to live in, the country that promises a change to one’s lives and give them opportunities they would never get haven’t they been here. America the great is what they call it, but is this country really that great? Or are we choosing to show the great while we hide major underlying issues that deserve attention? For many years America has painted this picture of a perfect life, perfect job, and perfect family, well what does it take for one to live that lifestyle? They say you come here, pull yourself by the bootstraps and if you just work hard enough you will have everything you need. Although for some it may seem so simple, it is not. Not everyone is given the same opportunities and so the road to getting to this so-called perfect American life is not always that achievable. For instance in the documentary “Crips and Bloods: Made in America”, we see how life truly treats people of color living in this “great country”. Through all the issues that arise in the documentary, oppression and racism stick out to me the most. In the beginning of the film, we see how people of color are constantly being treated by people in power and institutions. Examples consisted of racist traffic stops, questioning about one’s whereabouts and even acts of violence based on the individual’s race. Here we can see that this so-called great country wasn’t so great towards all of its people. Cast members of this film offer some strong insights on how they feel
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