Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing - Lionel Sims III AS RC 100.4 Prof J...

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Lionel Sims III Prof. J. Young “Do the Right Thing” and its Social Implications Spike Lee’s film, “Do the Right Thing” focused on many aspects of the lower- class black Brooklyn neighborhood all with the purpose of presenting the complex issue of race and racism, one that seems to always be an issue in modern America. The films main point of view is that everyone is racist. And while they may not all have a reason to be, they are all represented as feeling justified in their actions. I think that it is important that Lee presented this story in such a way. Allowing for all the characters to not appear as if they are blatantly violating any code, just acting as they normally do and allowing things to take their natural course by dividing along racial lines and eventually the error of allowing things to take their natural course is realized when violence erupts and a developed character is brutally murdered by the police. Radio Raheem and Buggin’ Out were seen as somewhat reasonable characters throughout the movie. As misguided and unproductive as their efforts may have been, they had only good intentions for the most part. I felt that Buggin Out got way too offended by the fact that there were no black pictures on the wall of fame. Honestly, I
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