We watched a movie on DVD tonight called, “Crash”. I wasn’t real sure I would like this movie because it deals with the subject of racism and on the weekend, I usually prefer a movie that has a bunch of action without social opinions being tossed at me by the Hollywood elite’s. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. To me, it’s writing was pretty tough when it came to racial comments, but in my mind these hard hitting racial statements where more what the characters might be thinking, rather than saying in real life.
I’m not going into detail about the entire subject of this movie, because I want everyone reading this to rent the film because it is a very good movie. I live in Texas and our history is filled with all kinds of problems with race relations and while things have definitely improved, there is still a bunch of work that needs to be done before we live in a truly colorblind state or country for that matter. The problem with racism is that it’s not just limited to “white people” disliking other folks with a different skin color. Racism shows it’s ugly face in all races of people, not to mention the equally as bad, gender discrimination, too.
This movie, “Crash” really made me think about what might be in the minds of other people who may come across as being my friend, but down deep inside might be harboring deep feelings against my race. I do believe the world is a better place in regards to racial relations, than it was 20 or 30 years ago. However, there are so many areas where people have just become good at hiding their real opinions because of potential legal action that might be taken against them if they dare show any racial bigotry in their opinions.
I believe the only thing that will help this world get to a colorblind status will be interracial marriages which will create children that don’t belong to a particular race of people. How people are able to hate another human being based solely on their skin color is hard to understand. My opinion is that politics have been behind the spread of racism over the years. Politicians are very good at giving their supporters someone else to blame, beside themselves, for problems in this world. It's much easier to find someone to blame for a problem, than to do the hard work necessary to make changes for the better.
Rent this movie, “Crash”, because no matter how you personally feel about race relations in the world, it will make you think not only about your position on this important issue, but give insight into what other races might be thinking about you.
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