Reaction#2 - Michale Adams Reaction Paper#2 3820...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Michale Adams Reaction Paper #2 3820 Interracial Communication
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
WOW! This is the first word that comes to mind after watching American History X. When the movie first started my classmates and I knew that the movie was not going to any punches. The main character, Derek Vinyard, was having sex with his girlfriend and then his brother Daniel enters the room. Daniel informs him that a black man is trying to steal his car. Derek quickly gets up from his position and grabs his weapon. Derek shoots the first black guy at the front step and then shoots the second guy. The movie reached a critical point when Derek performed a curb stomp on the second guy that he didn’t kill. That had to be the shock value of the movie. I realize the boys stealing the car were wrong, but he used hatred and belittlement to execute the young man. Everyone in my class looked around afterwards in complete shock and disbelief. I could never envision someone placing their mouth on a curb, let alone someone stepping on the back of their head. This movie showed a side of racism that was on the most intense level. The movie addressed the racist point of view of the “skinhead” community. The skinheads showed their disapproval of a minority own Korean business in the movie. That scene demonstrated how racism did not just exist between white and blacks. They hated anything and everyone that did not represent their movement. The movie also touched on the need to be in a gang. When Derek was leading the group of skinheads, he
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern