Crash In the movie crash your going to follow some different kind of people within’ the stereotypes of their ethnicity. And all the characters are in some way connected to each other in some way. Very many scenes in the film were really touching, because many of the characters get more shit then they deserve. For example the Mexican lock-changer when he went to a store to change a lock, but it wasn’t anything wrong on the lock, it was the door.
The world we live in is filled with many types of people, the cultured, the racists, everyone has a unique perspective on the world and the people who reside. Crash touches upon the racist aspect of all types of people and how they all interact towards each other; the movie gives perspectives of each major race in the film. Crash represented the view of each race as stereotypical, I feel that they represented them the way the majority of our society would look at them. White people would be cautious when seeing a black man walking in a street even if the street is brightly lit and other white people are around the area. I understand the reason of their worrisome because this is how black people are portrayed in our community, as stealing good for nothing drug dealers.
I believe that the film accurately captures the reality of racism in the United States. All through the film several scenes take place that examines racism and create a point of view. In the film, two black males were portrayed as the “bad guys” and the robbers. This itself shows a sense of racism. In our society racism is immoral and not right.
The documentary I choose is called Crime after Crime, and I felt it demonstrated the sociological themes we have discussed and how the system can be for us or against us. It was a documentary about a lady name Deborah Peagler who was convicted to 25 years to life. She had married a man by the name of Oliver Wilson, who use to beat on her and abuse her. She felt as though it was no way out of the relationship and she even go the police involved. She got a couple of guys around the neighborhood to try to beat him up a little bit but he ended up dying.
In the beginning of this movie I thought Tim Thomas aka Ben was Stage One: The Liar. He seemed closed off and unable to distinguish fantasy from reality, by stealing his brothers Federal ID badge and by lying to all those people about who he was. Then later in the movie we find out he is really a Stage Five: The Servant. He was just making sure the people he chose to donate his body and estate to, were who they seem to be.
The movie Crash spoke of the issue of racism and discrimination; these issues are still faced today. Many of the characters in the movie come from impoverished backgrounds such as the hispanic man who worked in order to support his family. These people are somewhat relatable; they can serve as reminders to us of past relatives who immigrated into the United States. The movie shows us common examples of stereotypes; these stereotypes may not be true, but they still have ill effects on the characters within the movie. The movie not only shows us stereotypes, but also tries to give us an understanding about where these stereotypes originate.
The interview with Alberto Villoldo was informative and thought-provoking when discussing the ideas and principles of Shamanism. I enjoyed hearing more about this modality. I also was impressed with Alberto’s knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body and how those functions were influenced by the field. The principles of having people to do the work for you and doing less were intriguing.
There are lots of major problems in our society and one huge problem is racial stereotypes. People take it very serious and you can see it happening everywhere in the world and it needs to change. During the segregation days the whites would treat the blacks like trash they were racist and they had to do everything separate. The whites thought that blacks people messed everything up or either they didn't know what they were doing and one stereotype they use to use is all black people did not amount to anything they had to be walked through everything.
Race in modern films plays a huge role in the way society views what is entertaining today. Some very popular films over the past decade would be Iron Man and Into the Woods. Although not easily recognizable with today’s standards of the film industry, there is a huge difference between the number of prominent white actors compared to those of other races. This shines some light on the entertainment industry, as to which races are preferred on the big screen.
Throughout the course of history our country has dealt with the issue of racism and stereotypes. Most of these stereotypes have come from movies that portray different races in a certain light. Racism has been an issue that our country still deals with to this day, and the stereotypes are an added issue to the problem of racism. The problem is why are these stereotypes being depicted in that light, and if the roles were reversed how would people feel about it? The goal is to dig deep and find out why these roles are portrayed the way that it is in Hollywood movies, what are the potential effects of how people will react when watching these movies, and are people offended by the stereotypes of these roles.