Prejudice And Discrimination In The Courtroom Film Analysis

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American Popular Culture has becoming a driving force behind gays and lesbians. This nation has brought homosexuality to the forefront for everyone see. No matter if the person is real or a fictional character on T.V., in movies or singing on stage. With artist like Frank Ocean, transgender actors such as Laverne Cox and actress Ruby Rose and television host Ellen DeGeneres popular culture and homosexuality has changed drastically. However, in sports like football, basketball and boxing the culture surrounding gay males has yet to change. Although, you have gay male’s athletes like Wade Davis (NFL), Kwame Harris (NFL), and Jason Collins (NBA); that have all announced publicly that they are in homosexual, they are still ridiculed and discriminated…show more content…
Miller, justice is blind to matters of race, creed, color, religion, and sexual orientation.” Mr. Miller responds with, “With all due respect, your honor, we don’t live in this courtroom, do we?” When addressing the movie, we must make certain that the loom of this film is rather deceptive. At the outset, this film suggests that it deals with AIDS; the disease is a sheer pretext for the problem of prejudice and discrimination critical of homosexuals in the United-States. As we determine from observation, that the main dynamics of the story, along with the various scenes displayed, it will become apparent through their interventions regarding the films actual intentions. Andrew goes into the doctor’s office to his treatment, this is the first time that he comprehends the level of concern in AIDS patients. However, he is calm and listening to music, beside him sits another patient who is facetious and teasing on the seriousness of having AIDS. He then turns and focuses his attention on another patient with complete hesitation. This patient appears to be a drug…show more content…
The dominant class or the class with the power, better known as Andrew’s former employers use their social power to fire him unjustly because of his sexual orientation and recently discovered ailment. Conflict theories such as stereotypes, discrimination, inequality and sexuality all have starring roles in this film. Joe Miller stereotypes an entire group of people when he is “hit on” in a drug store, by asking the other male, “if he looked gay”, as if gay men, all look a certain way. Discrimination, inequality and sexuality are the main conflict theories expressed in this film. It is the entire reason why the film exists and why Andrew Beckett sued his former employer; simultaneously succeeding in life as well as in death. The mental state of mind that identifies what people did, how they contribute to society or how they don’t contribute to society, is characterized by what functionalism is. Andrew Beckett’s contribution to society would be fighting for his rights to employment regardless of his sexual preference or medical handicap. This movie’s strongest issue was making people aware of this fatal disease. Allowing them to see that it’s not just a “gay man’s” disease and you don’t have to be promiscuous to contract it either. It shows a woman contracting it during childbirth due to a blood transfusion
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