The Applicability Of The Movie, Crash, To Race Relations In New York City

1122 words - 4 pages

The issue with race relations is it is a very sensitive topic with negative aspects of it present in New York City. The film “Crash” demonstrates a good interruption of race relations in a highly populated city. Some individuals have taken a stance against the film and have questioned whether it truly depicts the relationship between the Police department and the minority community. While others have found a distinct connection to the relationship between the New York City Police department and the minority community in relation to the film, I agree with this perspective. There are scenes in the movie that show what actually occurs in the daily life of some people. It shows the difficulties individuals face each day, whether they are authority figures or civilians. The film "Crash" is very applicable to race relations in New York City in its relevantly direct approach to everyday life in a City populated by various races and ethnicity.
In "Crash", there are numerous scenes where race relations were either an issue or the basis of an action. Most incidents in the film occurred due to the race of an individual. Corresponding to the film "Crash", there are times in New York City where individuals are pulled over by police just because of their race. The action of pulling people over because of their race can have negative effects on people like it did on certain characters in “Crash”. There are also times in everyday life when somebody may endure a troubling incident and then will pass judgment on people because of their race. It was interesting to see how the characters of the film either knowingly or unknowingly affect one another. In everyday life individuals’ are affected by the actions of others, that is how the world. The characters in the film truly capture the struggles of everyday City life. While good things occur as the result of other people’s actions, bad things happen as well. The film “Crash” does an excellent job in confronting the bad things and does not attempt to lessen its impact or importance.
In "Crash", some characters made decisions and carried out actions that could be considered unethical and this statement could be true for the New York City Police Department as well. It is sad but at times the minority community must suffer from the actions of the NYPD. In New York City, the minority community must deal with various incidents pertaining to race relations, and these incidents have an immense effect on the community. "It's like a scab that doesn't get to heal and it gets picked at and comes right to the surface," the chief said. "The relationship between the city's African American community and the Police Department is a clear example of that."(Di Massa, 2006). This quote by Chief William J. Bratton of the Los Angeles Police Department is about the tense relationship between African-American and the Police. The film is truly a great example of the sometimes tense relationship between the New York City Police Department...

Find Another Essay On The Applicability of the Movie, Crash, To Race Relations in New York City

Black Education in New York City during the 1830s

3700 words - 15 pages in a great measure deprived of the lessons of education.In most . . . states they cannot vote, or be chosen to office.If aliens, they cannot be naturalized. . . . [Blacks] cannot mingle in society with . . . whites.”[i]Blacks were treated as second-class citizens.However, by the early 1830s northern blacks were deciding, whether it was in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, or New York City, to actively challenge the racism within American society

How does fashion matter to the Garment District and the economic development of New York City?

2841 words - 12 pages The fashion industry is a prime example of the changes to the United States urban economy. Cities can be defined by their density and scale, and New York has one of the highest population, employment, and density levels in the country. New York City is home to the nation’s largest “fashion cluster”, which is due to New York’s historical role as a center for apparel design, production, distribution and marketing. Fashion is strongly aligned with

Mirgration to New York City

746 words - 3 pages In this essay I am going to discuss the issue of migration in New York from different points of view. New York City’s foreign-born population is very high. Between 1970 and 2008, the number of non-native New Yorkers doubled to 3 million while the native-born population declined by more than 1 million (“New York City's Immigrant Population Soars”) YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS HAPPENING The role of immigrants in the New York City’ economy It is

Trip to New York City

1023 words - 4 pages the United States. Going on a trip to explore New York City really made the differences in cultures aware to me. As our plane landed at LaGuardia airport in New York City and we walked out into the terminal through the long dark and narrow jet way, the first glances made all of us aware we were not at home. I was on a school trip along with 29 other classmates and six chaperones, 36 people who were used to the calmness of the peaceful town in

The New York City Subway System

1112 words - 4 pages The New York City Subway System, or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has become the “life line” of New York City (NYC) since people are reliant on the subway system for commuting to different places within the city. One such person, who buys this fact, is a person by the name of SunDo K, who runs and owns a restaurant business in Cypress, California. He claimed in his profile on Yelp that, “One of the best part about New York

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of New York City

529 words - 2 pages The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire not only affected the city of New York, but also the rest of the country. It forever changed the way our country would look at safety regulations in factories and buildings. The fire proved to America what can and will happen if we over-look safety regulations and over-crowd buildings. Unfortunately, 146 lives are taken before we fully understand this concept. On July 13, 1900 Joseph Aschs’ new building plans in

The Triangle Waistshirt Fire of New York City

689 words - 3 pages those who failed to abide by the new laws. Works Cited (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/triangle-shirtwaist-fire- in-new-york-city Yaz, G. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.csun.edu/~ghy7463/mw2.html Cornell, U. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/legacy/legislativeReform.html

Close reading and analysis of Sherman Alexie's "On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City."

651 words - 3 pages really is. However, his Native American upbringing has instilled in him a deep respect for elders. A characteristic that our culture lacks teaching to its young sometimes. He, like many of his kind, is very honorable and respectful of those who deserve respect."On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City" was honestly one of the best poems I have ever read. It is about a subject that I have not put much thought about. However, after reading this

Jewish community has changed New York City and some of the famous Jewish people who were born in the city

515 words - 2 pages The Jewish community in New York City is a united community that has helped make New York City the great city it is today. Since 1654 when the first wave of Jews came to New York City, individuals from many different cultures comprised the backbone of the city. The Jewish community includes middle class professionals, white-collar workers, businesspeople, and entertainers. The Jewish community was comprised immigrants from Russia, Ukraine

Taxi Driver A Representation of Deteriorated New York City in the 1970’s

862 words - 4 pages civil movements of the 1960’s carried well into the 1970’s and had a quite a noticeable impact on America’s urban centers. Nowhere else was the emergence of anarchy more evident than in New York City. According to Vincent Cannato in, The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New York, “Between 1966 and 1973, New York’s murder rate climbed 137 percent… car thefts was [up] 84 percent, robberies—209 percent, assault—64%, rapes—112

Representation of New York in Manhattan and Sex and the City

1125 words - 5 pages Representation of New York in Manhattan and Sex and the City Manhattan, the city of New York, is often depicted in the media by images of skyscraper buildings and yellow taxis. I am going to analyse the representation of New York by looking at and comparing the opening sequences of the series "Sex and the City" with the film "Manhattan". I will be looking specifically at how the directors achieve their interpretations

Similar Essays

Race And Homelessness In New York City

1226 words - 5 pages % are Hispanic, 22% are black, and 12.6% are Asian and 3.5% others. Looking at the homeless population, an annual survey of homelessness in New York City has found a 23% increase in the number of people living on the streets. NY Homeless Coalition reported that amongst those who live in shelters or transitional houses 53% of New York City homeless are African-Americans but yet they make up only 22% of the population (Refer to Fig. 1). The rest

The History Of Pollution In New York City

1559 words - 7 pages Introduction New York City has unique benefits in that there are tremendous amounts of people who live within close proximity to each other. This has resulted in higher uses of mass transit systems (such as: subways and buses). On average, New York’s total environmental footprint is 7.1 metrics tons per person annually. This is much lower than national average of 24.5 metric tons. The city contributes 1% of the total amount of greenhouse gases

Analysis Of The Drag Ball Culture In New York City

1090 words - 4 pages chronicles the lives of African American gay, and transgender within the drag ball culture in New York City in the mid – to – late eighties; a culture where they can create their own real identity and be themselves or anyone they want to be; a culture that is a part of our civilization and yet completely boycotted from it. The film gives this queer community a voice that has hardly ever been heard by the dominant audiences. Livingston provides us

The Business Impact Of The Mta On New York City

1498 words - 6 pages The Mass Transit Authority (MTA) has had a big impact not only in the businesses of New York, but in the history of the movement of the people and society of this great city. There was not always a Mass Transit Authority in New York City, back in the 1820’s most if not all New Yorkers traveled by horsepower. The transportation began with Omnibuses which were oversized stagecoaches that ran on a fixed route, It was big enough to only seat