Examples Of Racism In The 1960s

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Connections Racism that existed throughout the 1960's to the 1980's in America have resulted in massive problems in society which erupted a huge social backlash causing writers throughout the country to write about the relationships between white people and minorites perticularly african americans and people of asian decent. This is shown in the four movies I have studied which are: Gran Tourino, Crash, Straight Outta Compton and American History X. These were all movies that were heavily orientated around the events that happened in this time period and I chose them because of this. Racism has been and still is a huge issue in America. There has been a huge social divide between black and white people especially around the 1960's to 1980's as black people and other minorities were seen as lesser humans to white people. In the movies Straight Outta Compton directed by Felix Gary Grey and Crash directed by…show more content…
This is a very common theme in these movies. An example of this is in the movie Straight Outta Compton when Dr Dre who is a black teenager walks out of his friends house to cross the street to go home he is immediately arrested and patted down essentially because he is black. He was doing nothing wrong. This shows that the relationship between black people and primarily white police in America was very negative as white people saw themselves as better than blacks. This relates to my theme of racism as white police officers thought they could get way with police brutality and unreasonable treatment of black people. I have noticed that even though society has changed for the better in terms of treatment towards black people and other minorities it is still a problem in our society especially recently with large focus on unfair treatment on black people by the police in America and I think that this is extremely
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