Crash Sociology

1274 words 6 pages
Bryant Smith
February 7, 2012
Cultural Diversity
Crash Movie Paper

The movie Crash is a drama film that shows you several life experiences of different people living in Los Angeles. All the characters in the film are somehow inter-related to one another. A police detective who mother is strung out on drugs and has a brother who likes to kill, two car thieves, a white district attorney, a racist cop, a black Hollywood director, a full Persian descent father, and a Hispanic locksmith are all the characters in the film.
This film has some sociological problems that occur everyday in the United States. One of the problems in our society is institutional discrimination. Institutional discrimination refers to the unfair, indirect
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An old saying was told to me at a young age: When you make an assumption about someone, you make a fool out of you and the other person.
A stereotype refers to a popular belief about specific types of individuals. Stereotyping has some disadvantages and advantages to it. In this case it was used as a disadvantage because a judgment was made about someone who you can’t say 100 percent about it. Latinos was stereotyped as if they still and break into people houses. The Middle Eastern characters was stereotyped as other foreign citizens who don’t speak English and you have to over emphasize there pronunciation and that tends to get people mad when they are not being understood in the correct way. African Americans stereotyped was all over the place. They were stereotyped as car thieves, and drug addicts. Stereotyping will never die out in the United States.
In regards to the sociological aspect of the movie functional theory best describes this movie. This is a functional theory movie because a lot the characters interacted with each other very aggressively and angrily toward each other. This movie gave you a glimpse of how people function toward each other in an everyday society in Los Angeles. One example of this was when the Persian father was arguing with the Hispanic locksmith about the changing the locks. The Hispanic locksmith was trying to tell the Persian father that his door was to be fixed and he


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