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Ethical Analysis of Comments on White Supremacist in the film Crash (2004)

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  1. Implicature, as a social commentary that perceives all human beings as interrelated and interconnected is the major theme of the film, but the racial dimension of the white supremacy is projected more profoundly than the central theme that the film seeks to explore
  2. The white people are often perceived by many other races as the most powerful and privileged in the world
  3. In the film, the principal aspect of the racism concept is the language, which broadly defines the USA society as white or black
  4. The depiction of the family life in the film has also set another application of the language of negative differences
  5. This non-verbal language of negative differences, involving social comments that are applied in the film crash
  6. The non-verbal language of negative differences is also applied to indicate the contrast between the supremacy of the whites and the domination of the blacks
  7. while the central theme of the film is to show that all humans in the society are interrelated and interdependent, it has inevitably projected the black race as dominated by the white race

The film Crash (2004) tells a story of the interrelationship between five of the USA racial groups namely the Whites, the Blacks, the Latinos, Koreans and Iranians. While all the five races are playing different roles and depictions in developing the film, the ultimate social comment that comes out of this film is the supremacy of the white race over the other races in the USA. The film ultimately managed to promote the theme of human connectivity, despite the existence of social divisions (Orbe & Kinefuchi, 2008).

[...] "Crash" is a White Supremacist Movie! Retrieved from racism.org: http://www.racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=401: whiteness19a&catid=69&Itemid=165 Kotler, S. (2005, November 16). Crash. Daily Variety, p Madison, K. (1999). Legitimation crisis and containment: The ?anti-racist- white-hero film. Critical Studies in Mass Communication 399-416. McPhail, M. L. [...]


[...] Hooks, b. (1996). Reel to real: Race, sex, and class in the movies. New York: Routledge. Haggis, P. (Director). (2004). Crash [Motion Picture]. Jensen, R., & Wosnitzer, R. (2015). [...]


[...] The white police officers do not only harass Christine sexually, but also harasses her husband physically, subjecting him to a more embarrassing experience in front of his wife, who expected that the husband would be able to stand up for her against the harassment of the police. This non-verbal language of negative differences, involving social comments that are applied in the film crash, to depict the black race as having no option but to come out as dominated (McPhail, 1991). This is irrespective of the domination of the black race occurs whether justifiably through criminality actions of Peter and Anthony, or unjustifiably through the harassment of Christine and Cameron. [...]

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