Essay on Undeniable Thought(Film Crash)

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Diamond Ward
Sociology 2060-01
Film Analysis #1
February 7, 2012
Undeniable Thought
The film Crash by Paul Haggis is a film involving issues of race and gender, which is viewed through the intersecting lives of strangers seen through an auto accident/crash in Los Angeles which opens the film.
This film is trying to symbolize what goes on in the world today in regards to racism and stereotypes. Paul Haggis tries to make a point on how societies view themselves and others in the world based on there ethnicities. This movie intertwines several different people's lives, all different races, with different types of beliefs. Such ethnicities include Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Middle Eastern. This film includes
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Mr. Ryan felt it was more than average UTI so he began to get in contact with the doctors’ office to figure out what else can be done so that his father would no longer have to suffer. Because Mr. Ryan was already frustrated when he spoke with the African-American woman on the phone; Shaniqua Johnson, he was rude and she became frustrated with Mr. Ryan as well, and decided to not help his father. While coming home from a party, Cameron and Christine are pulled over by Officer Ryan, who subjects them to a humiliating interrogation (and her to an inappropriate sexual search). Mr. Ryan completely ignored all norms, values, beliefs, and customs of how women should be treated and handled and acted solely on his frustration that was caused by not achieving getting his father better medical care (Crash 2004).
“In such instances, the result may be displaced aggression, where the frustrated individual or group redirects anger against a more visible, vulnerable, and socially sanctioned target that is unable to strike back (Parrillo 48).” Officer Ryan knowingly used his power of authority to sexually molest Christine. Christine was unable to strike back because she could have been arrested by Officer Ryan, or worse could have shot her and it would have been legally justifiable (Crash 2004).
After observing, I think crash is a step in the right direction in regards to