Thursday, December 01, 2005

Racism Revisted

So today is officially blogging against racism. I was thinking about this movie this week anyway and wanted to post about it. I this is a good time to mention it.

I also wanted to mention a wonderful film I saw the other day called Crash. It's on DVD and it's about racism, sort of.

The wonderful thing about this film is that in different ways almost everyone is racist. One of the people in the film that looks like he is most heroic in standing against racist, at the end, does the most racist thing of all. Each person in this film is a person compromised of some racial sterotypes and not others. Each of them also has redeeming qualities. It says a lot about how we are all racist but we make our judgements in different ways. We each have different lines that we cross or don't cross.

I highly recommend this film if you want to think. It's not a happy movie but it's a movie that you will keep thinking about long after it's finished.

2 Comments:

Blogger Andy Dabydeen said...

We all carry around our prejudices. Hopefully the impact of the movie will be that we will stop -- just for a moment, and let our inner voice do a bit of analysis before we act out those prejudices. The movie did the "walk a mile in someone's shoe" line justice.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Stopping even for a moment to recognize that we HAVE prejudices can be a big step in learning to see things from another person point of view.

5:45 PM  

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