Los Angeles County and Racial Discrimination Does one single race commit more crime than any other? The idea seems true because the Los Angeles County Police Department uses race as a factor in detecting crime. Although classifying individuals by their skin tone seems wrong, in some cases the reasons are justified. For example, the country had to racially profile all people of Middle-Eastern descent to be a terrorist after September eleven. This classification makes sense because if crime is caused by terrorists; terrorist will cause crimes.
Rick, is the elected district attorney who obviously has power and pretty much no moral backbone. Jean is his wife who does not work but lives a life of luxury. Jean is extremely stereotypical, while walking through a white neighborhood with her husband two black men are walking down the side of the street. Jean shows her prejudice by clutching her bag and holding her husband tight because she thinks the black men are dangerous. This is a pretty racist stereotype that Jean is giving off, she immediately fears the black men believing that they are criminals for no other reason than that they are black.
In the first scene, an upset, white; Officer Ryan pulls over a Lincoln Navigator thinking he saw a white woman performing a lewd act on the black driver. Although Ryan’s suspicions were partly correct, Christine turns out to be an attractive light skinned black woman. Having to follow through with his inquiry, Officer Ryan asks the two to step out of the vehicle. Christine having had a few drinks gets a little mouthy with the officer as he’s patting down her black husband. Asking his partner for assistance Ryan then starts to perform a very intimate pat down on her, sliding his hands up her loose fitting dress asking if she concealing any weapons.
Because these actions were allowed, racism had run rampant in Mississippi. This unacceptable behavior was first seen when Wilbert’s daughters saw the racist “white only” signs. The fact that an African American was driving a nice car drew a lot of attention to Wilbert and his family. All of this attention forced them to do something about the car. Finally, Wilbert realized that he must sell the Cadillac in order to protect his family.
Racism, an institutional ideology In 2006, the movie Crash presented many challenging portrayals of racial and ethnic issues. Crash is set in Los Angeles and portrays the ways in which people often show evidence of racist behavior, even while shielding themselves from the same kind of conduct, during confrontation. They do so when apprehensive and insecure: when discouraged with tribulations beyond their control, when threatened with a loss of self-esteem, and when frightened that racial others may extricate them from their place in the social structure. Racist behavior is an easy response because racial categories were fabricated to present superior and inferior status. Race is an influential idea and a continuing concept, made-up by society.
He has to deal with the most frightening nature of the justice system facing the death penalty. There is a sense of judgment from the courtroom that because Steve is young and black, he is likely to have committed the crime in the eyes of the jurors because he has been arrested, and he must have done it because the police and the prosecution witnesses wouldn’t lie. In addition to this, Steve becomes very timid while filled with despair knowing that he has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He states early in the novel, “Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie.
Does the publicity affect the results, and does that make the unexpected results more outrageous? Because of the fact that people knew him and perhaps even considered him a role model, it is indeed is ten times worse for him to take someone’s life than any other gang shooting because it was out of character. For example, if Simon Cowell was reputed to have murdered his ex-wife, would you have paid more attention to that particular story than one about a gang shooting in a rural community in Northern Ontario? Fame will only boost publicity.
Particularly individual memberships in basic categories such as age, race, and gender seem to be attended to automatically. The associated stereotypes become activated with the perception of the category and influence judgments and behaviors. Negative group stereotypes are thought of as the cognitive component of prejudice. Therefore, prejudice springs from normal cognitive
But when it came to the debate against the Harvard, Farmer proved himself to be quite a motivational speaker when it came to debating about civil disobedience. Farmers explains this when told them that one night he was with his teammates and they saw one of their own people tied to a tree set on fire with a lynch mob circled all around. Farmer said that this was done because of hatred and racism against black people, and said that the true crime was committed by those who used acts of violence to those innocent victims that didn’t do anything wrong in the first place. There was also discrimination in the movie. White people are referred as the superior while the black are considered to be in the lowest rank.
It’s all up to the perspective of the viewer. My interpretation of Travis by the end is a combination of the two; I would call Travis a psychotic hero. Even though he did kill several men, he had a very good reason to do so; by taking matters into his own hands, he was able to restore Iris and send her back to her loving family. His plot against the senator is unjustifiable, however. There is no apparent reason as to why he would want to kill a man who had no previous entanglements or disagreements with.