Crash Stereotypes

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Crash movie was released in 2004, which is based on the topic of stereotypes, racism and social tensions among people from various walks of life living in Los Angeles, California. The movie represents the interaction between the people from different backgrounds as well as the degree of influence on one another. Every life is somehow generally influenced, changed, harmed, or misled by racism. At some points, all these people are responsible for racism themselves. The Co-writer and director of the movie Paul Haggis beautifully portrayed the dark side of our society. In everyday lives of the characters, a disconnection is shown, which is making their identity. One way that is describing a person is on the basis of his/her actions, dealing with…show more content…
Throughout the movie, hate crimes, hate speeches, and stereotypes are portrayed in the form of several characters. The dialogs of the movie are influencing because the characters examine substantial social subjects like racism, American Institution, Discrimination, rich and poor, powerful and powerless people. The movie revolves around interconnected stories of blacks, whites, Arabians, Iranians, Latinos and Koreans. The movie begins with a scene where a Muslim man visits a store to purchase a gun for his protection from a white store holder. The store owner suspects the Muslim man on the basis of his Muslim identity. The reason behind the negative views of the white man towards the Muslim was due to the incident of 9/11 when some Muslim extremists attacked in the US. He believes that the Muslim man is planning a terrorist attack due to the narrowness of his mind regarding the indentity of muslims. In this particular scene, an example of stereotyping is portrayed. The truth of stereotyping is that it has existed in mankind for a considerable length of time and still assumes a real part in the lives of such a variety of individuals as far and wide as possible. I believe, education is the only way through which racism and stereotyping can be eliminated
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