Discrimination In The Movie Crash

768 Words4 Pages
In this paragraph, I will know highlight some examples of discrimination in this particular film. Discrimination is the imbalanced treatment of a person or a group of people based off of their sex, religion, race, culture, etc. There are many different types of discrimination in this movie but for this assignment, I will focus more on race. An example of discrimination is when Sandra Bullock and her politician husband are walking down the sidewalk together. Sandra notices two black men walking towards her and she gets nervous, and clutches her husband’s arm. Ludacris and Larenz Tate take it as a racial slight so they pull out their guns and steal the white couple’s car. This is called treating an individual based on social discrimination.…show more content…
A stereotype is giving a certain belief to all people, which may only reflect a few of the racial group. For instance, an example would be saying “all black people are on welfare because they are lazy.” Stereotypes can be negative and positive. For the most part a stereotype is an exaggeration of an idea that people will give to a person or group. In the movie, crash, an example of a stereotype would be when Sandra Bullock hired a lock smith and assumed he was in a gang because of his pants, prison tattoos, and his shaved head. She made a negative judgement by thinking he was going to sell one of their keys to one of his boys. It’s easy to make a snap judgment based off of appearance but most of the time they are false. The lock smith ended up being a nice, soft-spoken family man. When people make stereotypes I believe they are being lazy because they make these assumptions without the decency to get to know the…show more content…
Institutional racism are schools, police, and government organizations treating a certain race unfairly because of their ethnicity. For example, according to the La Times it states, that “the LAPD has always had a reputation of corruption and some racist police officers on the force” (Rubin, 2015). Institutionalized racism is when people with authority use their power to domain a person or a group of people. An example of this from the movie is when the couple gets pulled over because they were black and were driving a nice vehicle. The cops were looking for two black men who stole a similar car but the officer knew this couple were not the suspects they were looking for. Mat Dillion pulled the couple over because of the color of their skin and he felt up Terrance Howard’s wife. This is an example of racial profiling and “driving while
Open Document