Stephen Moyer once said that “conflict is drama, and how people deal with conflict shows you the kind of people they are” (Brainy quote). The film Finding Forrester, directed by Gus Van Sant, follows a young African American teenager named Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, and an isolated former author named William Forrester, played by Sean Connery. In the beginning of the movie, the relationship between Jamal, and Forrester is almost non existent, as forrester had isolated himself in his downtown Bronx apartment, but when Jamal is dared by his friends to break into Forrester’s apartment, his life would change forever. Jamal and Forrester develop a deep relationship, that formed on their love for writing. As a former author, Forrester assists Jamal with his writing, while simultaneously, guiding the young man to not make the mistakes in life that he had.
Race is a component Iago cannot resist to make him feel more superior and capable of destroying Othello. The first time we hear one of his racist comments is when he 's talking to Brabantio about Othello and Desdemona, “Even now, very now, an old black ram is tupping your white ewe” (1.1.97-98). Iago deciding to utter “black ram” captures the racist aspect that comes from his hatred of Othello and the usage of “tupping your white ewe” describes how he doesn 't want a black man to ruin the perfection of a white woman. Iago uses racist comments all the way through the play, as he tries to turn people against Othello, such as calling him a “Barbary Horse”. He never says anything directly racist to Othello 's face because in his plot he had to be his best friend, but Iago 's jealousy is too big to contain and he spreads his hatred which he has mixed with racism to
In the adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, there are many ups and downs in the book that makes it very interesting and inspiring to read. People in the book inspired other characters to do certain things like Mrs. Watson to enslave Jim and Jim runs away. And Pap Finn who abuses his son Huck and has him run away. Pap Finn is the father of Huck Finn he’s an abusive father who is a southern white father and doesn’t own slaves but is racist and just terrible to African Americans. Pap influenced Huck to run away from his home because of a specific incident that happened in a shack.
More insidious than the overt racism of the Assimilation program, however, was the normalisation of prejudice, evident in the off-hand comments made throughout the film. When Gail and Cynthia attempt to hitchhike to the competition they are performing at, several cars pass them by. When Cynthia asks why, Gail says, “It’s ‘cause we’re black, stupid.” Gail seems aware of the injustice of this, but she is already weary, and accustomed to it. After the concert, the owner calls them a racist slur, saying, “Thought I told you Abos to get off my premises.” “The Sapphires” explores the impacts of the Stolen Generation on Indigenous communities in several ways, predominantly through the character of Kay. It also examines the normalization of systematic racism at the
In McCall’s memoir, Makes Me Wanna Holler, McCall reflects on his experiences in the job market. When he first goes to work with his stepfather in an affluent white neighborhood named Sterling Point McCall witnesses his stepfather get humiliated and disrespected by his white clients. Furthermore, when McCall is employed at the construction site, he finds himself constantly being mistreated by his white supervisor. McCall stated, “Away from work I was the bad-assed nigger who demanded respect; on the job I was a passive Negro who let the white man push him around. (McCall 89)” The pretentiousness and unwillingness of whites to respectfully integrate African Americans into society caused anger within McCall.
Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back. Smokey his best friend who is the same age and also black is a weed dealer that would rather smoke his own product rather than sell it and that leads to him and Craig in danger. This film represents neighborhood change, violence & transformation, and a local hero. I chose this film one it is one of my favorite movies, also because it is a gem to the black community, and lastly it relates to blacks who live in the ghetto and who have gone through the same struggle as Craig and Smokey but with a humorous and heroic twist. American culture can be expressed in different ways and for this movie is displays the culture of the ghetto.
In our world stereotyping people based on their race, culture, and social class has become a major issue. According to Sue and colleagues (2016), they define stereotypes as, “preconceptions we hold about all people who are members of a particular group, whether that group is defined along racial, religious, sexual orientation, or other lines” (Sue, M. Rasheed, & J. Rasheed, 2016, p. 234). In the film Crash, we see how the characters all form fixed impressions “stereotypes” of each other regarding their race and their physical appearance. Gender roles are implemented in the film, as the men are characterized as providers, and manly powerful jobs. In the span of two days the film brings us into the lives of several distinct characters in the city of Los Angeles.
In the movie”American History X” viewers are watch and reflect upon a society where black and white people do not coexist. The movie follows the life of a family encountering life changing situations, allowing us to see both positive and negative perspectives throughout the movie. Beginning with a shocking opening scene with one of the main characters, Danny Vinyard spots two African-Americans hi-jacking his brother’s car. As he runs to tell his older brother, Derek, the neon-Nazi gets a gun and shoots the men attempting the theft. The police arrive and and Derek is arrested and sentenced to three years in prison where he acquires a different outlook on life.
In Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Eulogy for the Martyred Children”, and in Eugene Patterson’s “A Flower for the Graves”, both men use their passages to lay blame upon the people. King uses blame to implant the idea of change, that the death of these girls is the time to go and redeem their mistakes. He blames the politicians who “fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism”. Martin Luther King knew of his impact on the community, he knew that many people would know his speech than the people that were gathered for the funeral, so he blamed the politicians, because he knew they would read the eulogy, and he wanted them to know that they held some of the blame for the deaths of the girls. Eugene Patterson also does something similar, except instead of blaming the politicians, he blamed the white south as a whole for electing them.
The film highlights how Walt Kowalski who was separated from his family and mad at the universe since he was a veteran of the Korean War. His neighbour, Thao Vang Lor, gets pressurized to steal his Gran Torino so that he can be initiated into a gang. He refuses the offer and instead he develops a closer relationship with Walt who ends up loving him. According to him, children are meant to show respect to their parents. Walt believed that a real man should take responsibility of his family.