Are You Prejudiced Against Prejudice?
When you walk down the street and see a minority, or if you are the minority and are observing your surroundings, what is the first thing that pops into your head? Do you think about what you are going to eat for lunch after you get done walking or are you more likely to judge the people around you based on how they look? In the movie “Crash” it really shows us how every race judges one another. It doesn’t matter what race you are, how rich or poor, or how well you speak a language, we are all quick to judge depending on looks alone. Two people from the movie really stuck out to me; the Persian man, and the black man Anthony. Both characters were either racist against themselves, or they believed they were never wrong.
The character Anthony from the movie is a black male who is constantly trying to prove that he and his friends are minorities and get treated differently from white men. In the opening scene, he and his friend walk out of a restaurant. While doing so Anthony is very vocal about how he feels about the service they just received. As he is doing this, a he brings up a stereotype about how black men don’t tip, so the waitresses never really pay much attention to them. His friend asks him,
“Well how much did you leave her?”
“Are you kidding me? I wasn’t going to pay for that type of service.” Right after that they watch a white couple walk towards them and the white woman puts her arm in her husband’s arm. Anthony sees that and starts ranting about how all white women are scared of African Americans, but in reality they should be scared of the white people in his opinion, but do you know why she is scared of them? Because they contribute to the all the stereotypes of black people in LA that aren’t successful. Anthony and his partner run up to the couple, hold guns to their faces, and steal their car. He wonders why he is being discriminated against. He is part of the reason that people think of them...
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