Movie Essay - Myles Becker English 1310 Issues of race and...

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Myles Becker English 1310 October 26, 2006 Issues of race and gender cause a group of strangers in Los Angeles to physically and emotionally collide in the drama “Crash” from director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. A police detective has a brother who is a street criminal, and it hurts him to know his mother cares more about his brother than him. His partner, who is also his girlfriend, has begun to bristle at his emotional distance, as well as his occasional insensitivity over the fact he's African-American and she's Hispanic. An L.A. district attorney has a wife who makes little secret of her fear and hatred of people unlike herself. Her worst imaginings about people of color are confirmed when her SUV is carjacked by two African- American men, one who dislikes white people, and another who is more open minded. A well-to-do African-American television producer has a beautiful wife, who is of a different race. While coming home from a party, they are pulled over by an Officer, who subjects them to a humiliating interrogation (and her to an inappropriate search) while his new partner looks on. A hard-working locksmith and dedicated father discovers that his looks don't lead many of his customers to trust him. And a Middle Eastern shopkeeper, who is so constantly threatened in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, that he decides he needs a
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