It is often the everyday issues that matter the most when engaging in a film or novel. Crash is an example of this as it tackles the ideas of Racism and discrimination and the fundamental idea of stereotypes and how it affects a person trying to break it and become something else than they referred and must be how through it we view people different then us in a negative way through comments associated with stereotypes against that's persons gender and background. It is also shown how it heavily affects and has an impact on us. The film crash directed by Paul Haggis follows people of various races and social classes in a modern society which shows us the encounters of these people with each other within the film through Racial Interactions and confrontations when their lives intersect with each other in unexpected ways.
One main example of racism discrimination occurred at the beginning of the film when a Persian family father and daughter was attempting to purchase a gun. The clerk at the gun store made racist comments about the perceptions of the customers due to their appearance and foreign accent and refused to sell the Persian man Fahad a gun. In this scene, there were racial comments about the two middle eastern people being terrorists as the gun store owner was referring to the events of 9/11 this is due to the fact this film came out three years after 9/11. It didn't matter that the father and daughter were Persian, and not Arab Muslims. A reoccurring theme in this scene was that post 9/11, all Middle Eastern people became blamed for being terrorists. It is shocking that people could interpret horrific events and make their own prejudices on different ethnic groups to hide away their feeling of anger and frustration on innocent people that are in no way a threat to society but because they are different to them due to colour and race is the reason they are being targeted. The gun store clerk refused to sell them a gun because of their nationality and ethnic group and stated, "Yo Osama plan a jihad on your own time and get out of my store". This showcases the man's racist discrimination towards middle eastern people and classes them under the stereotype of a terrorist and a threat to the American people because of the events of 9/11 that created bad reputation for middle eastern people living in America even though they are citizens and not terrorists at all which shows that living as a middle eastern person would be very hard trying to not be classed as a terrorist in a post 9/11 society in America.
More Racism and prejudice continues to occur right throughout the film through the different characters and their racial assumptions towards other races one example is through Sandra Bullock's character Jean Cabot that makes a statement about the relationship between white and black people in her first scene in the film where she is with her husband she states "If a white woman sees two black men walking towards her...