American History X is a great film that offers opinions from either side through one character, the ex-neo Nazi Derek, and the post-prison-reformed Derek. The scene where the Vinyard family is having dinner with Mr. Murray, the history teacher from Derek and Danny’s high school and Derek begins his racist rant describes the opposite end of anti-racism, that Blacks had “enough time to get their shit together��?. The rant offers a lot of point that pro-White members seem to agree with; the movie legitimizes pro-White opinion and justifies there action against minorities, but as we see Derek change throughout the movie and he reforms after befriending a Black inmate and betrayed by his own neo-Nazi group, the positive change and regret that Derek feels offers hope to the audience that racism can be ended. After all of the graphic violence depicted earlier in the film, the reformation and determination of Derek to get his family out of this mess – from his neo-Nazi former friends, Cameron, and the place they grew up and restart the film seemed to be moving towards a positive ending, except the eerie soundtrack foretold that something wasn’t going well. In a way, the ending is appropriate commentary that racism isn’t something that can be eliminated so quickly. Racism varies in form and origin relates to everyone in one way or another and simply “moving away��? will not hide the fact that the neo-Nazi group led by Cameron is still looming in that city.  I agree with Beck’s commentary on the film (“Although the hero image is the…��?) especially the scene with the most heinous crime within the film where Derek curbdrops one of the Black males that sought revenge after a lost match on court. The movie is stretched out to slow motion, and as the police yells orders at Derek to resign without protest, the black and white colored segment accentuates every color depth and the car light illuminating him from behind made him seem almost at his highest, as if he did nothing wrong. Although if you think about most of the pro-White members never questioned whether their actions were justified or not, they had to be right