00 - Matt Vander Pluym February 28, 2008 AAS 100 Mid-term...

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Matt Vander Pluym February 28, 2008 AAS 100 Mid-term exam- question number 5 There were two scenes in the movie, American History X , which were the most telling in illuminating the race problems we find in the U.S. today. One of these scenes came in the beginning of the movie when Derek’s father explains his views on Affirmative Action. The other scene which I felt really exemplified today’s racial problems was the scene in which the white supremacy group vandalizes the grocery store. In the first part of the movie Derek is eating dinner with his family. When the subject of school comes up Derek informs his father that they are learning about Affirmative Action. Derek’s father is immediately disgusted. He tells Derek that Affirmative Action is a lie. Derek’s father, who is a firefighter, tells him that he just hired a black man who wasn’t half a qualified as the four white guys he would have liked to hire. He then says don’t believe what they say about Affirmative Action because all it is just away for black people to get what they hadn’t worked
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AAS 100 taught by Professor Washington during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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