Concussion Movie with Will Smith Based on real live events, the Concussion movie is a perfect drama for sports fans to watch. Will Smith plays the role of Dr. Omalu Bennet (Dr. discoverer) who is a forensic pathologist with a Nigerian decent; he pioneers a challenge against the National Football League (NFL). Dr. Omalu brought to light the brain damage issue that was evident in retired NFL players, an issue he challenges the management to speak the truth on. The initial unfolding of the brain damage issue occurred in September 2002 when he, Dr. Omalu was called upon to conduct an autopsy on Mike Webster’s body. Webster was a football player with Pittsburgh Steelers; he anchored the teams front line and aided them in achieving four robust super bowl wins.
Over the course of the film, clips of many western movies play which show parts of Native Americans shown as the enemies of the Americans. The biggest perpetrator of the image upon Natives is Hollywood, which sought out to develop a characteristic on Native Americans. It obviously worked because all of America believes the films show the true character of the Natives. Hollywood’s job was to entertain so they created films that showed the braveness of these savage Natives and eventually moved onto silent films and caricatures to add more entertainment to the industry. They depict the Natives as
His boss tells him “we don’t have defective cans, we have a defective person out there!” Navin looks in awe as the madman shoots more cans “He hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!”. After a combined 28 seconds of screen time for the E-Z Serve brand oil cans and Coca-Cola machine, Navin sprints to the other side of the station to seek shelter behind the Coca-Cola vending machine. “I gotta get away from those cans!” the machine can be seen on screen for an additional 5 seconds, “There’s cans in there, too!” he shouts as he points to the vending machine. Finally, Navin runs for cover in the lobby of the gas station, behind a display of Valvoline oil cans.
The film Dances With Wolves is a moving, culturally significant American western film produced in 1990 and directed by Kevin Costner, who also plays the lead role of John J. Dunbar. It portrays a fictional account of the relationship between a soldier and a tribe of Sioux indians. In the beginning, Dunbar is an injured soldier who accidentally makes himself a hero while trying to commit suicide by riding his horse in front of the enemy. When given a choice for where he wants to be stationed he requests the frontier, because he wants to see it “before it’s gone.”While stationed alone at Fort Sedgwick in Dakota territory, he befriends the people of a nearby Lakota tribe. Dunbar’s involvement in the tribe and the relationships he forms with the people teach him and the viewer the value of intercultural communication and acceptance.
Book characters aren 't the only ones taking stands if you look hard enough you can find some real life people standing up for what they believe in including the ¨Little Rock Nine¨. The Rock nines stand is different than the other two i 've previously mentioned because they had to take a stand to gain equal education between whites and POC while the others only affected a small group of people the Rock Nine impacted a nation.”Escorted by the troops, the Little Rock Nine attended their first full day of classes on September 25.” It took them several tries just to attend one class this was a HUGE moment in the Brown v. Board of Education because it had never been done before.”Patillo was kicked and beaten and had acid thrown in her face, and Ray was pushed down a flight of stairs.” Even though they were beaten down and abused they continued to take a stand, they knew what the were doing needed to be done so they pushed on. The “Little Rock Nine” took one of the biggest stands in history by proving that whites and blacks can get along and go to school
Having been raised in French and South Korean education system, I only learnt about it through history textbooks as an event in the past. Also, I have not yet witnessed and experienced any racial discrimination. This made me underestimate its adverse impact on the people and deluded into thinking that that it’s almost nonexistent now. On the other hand, the mass media kept showing me images of African Americans rioting against it, causing me to assume that it is “their” problem, not “ours”. However, a story of Younger’s family struck me completely and challenged my previously held ideas and beliefs toward racial discrimination.
First up, police brutality. Before Trayvon Martin’s unexpected killing in 2012, I would have never thought that a police officer could be unsafe to me, in fact I thought they were the some of the best people that we could ever trust. Sadly my nine year old self had to learn early, I had to learn that sometimes you couldn’t even trust the authority. I was committed after this, I remember wanting social studies for every hour of the day. The declaration of independence is something I really loved reading, I loved the fact that after 1776 all men were created equal and that it didn’t matter if I were going to school with someone of a different ethnicity or not.
However, what these two shows are going through are not the same. Cho struggled in trying to explain issues of racism to her nine out of eleven writers who were white. The cultural gap caused alarm as the writers thought it was okay to add in content that actually belittled Asian American life. Fresh Off the Boat, on the other hand, has never used a stereotype in their show. Instead, it seems Huang's issue is just that the show straying from some accounts in his book.
Black Pete, racist or not? The Netherlands is known as the liberal bastion of Europe - with relaxed attitudes to drugs and sex - but when it comes to the tradition of “Sinterklaas”, things are a little different. According to the tradition, around mid-November a white man “St Nicholas/Sinterklaas”, comes into the Netherlands from Spain where he spreads cheer, presents and most towns hold parades when he comes to the Netherlands. Sinterklaas is also accompanied by a helper, 'Black Pete' , who has attracted criticism in recent years over allegations the character is racist. The actor who is portraying Saint Nicholas is a white man with red clothes and gold jewelry, the actors portraying Black Pete on the other hand is typically painted with some black paint make-up on their face, in addition to curly wigs, red lipstick and big gold earrings.
An African- Japanese young girl who has identified herself and emersed herself in the Japanese culture is still seen as a foreigner and has had much hate thrown at her for receiving such high honor being crowned “Miss Japan” at the age of twenty. Ariana Miyamoto had been bullied throughout her childhood for looking different, name calling, and race shaming so much that one of her friends who was also a “hafu”, as they call mixed races in japan, killed himself. This inspired Ariana to speak out for “hafu’s”, winning the crown for Japan. She anticipated criticism, and criticism is exactly what she got, although some were happy for her, others took their racist comments to social media and expressed their sarcasm as to how a “hafu” could represent Japan. These discriminatory comments we’re based on prejudice towards other races and their bias that Japan is the best race and if you are not fully Japanese, you have no business in representing