We are living in the 21st Century, the color of peoples skin should not be an issue. But We still have white people that hate black people, black people who hate white people, latinos who hate white people, white people who hate asians. I see the world like Stephen Colbert, with no color.
My dad and I were talking one day about walking at night alone as a woman. He said, “If you were to see a large black man walking past you you would be more scared then if it were a white man.” I yelled at him for the comment because each man could over power me no matter what color. I thought it was a ridiculous statement. After talking I thought about the movie Crash. There is a scene where Sandra Bullock is actually put in the scenerio my dad talked about. Sandra Bullock is walking down the street with her husband and a black man is walking by them, so she clings to her husband tightly and tries to make eye contact. Her character is racist in this film but it is just interesting to see her reaction to this man because of his color. I wonder what the other situation would be like, would she grab onto her husband if she saw a white man?
Actually “Crash,” is an excellent example of race and how is dealt with in modern times. The irony is each character in the film ends up helping each other in a way, even though they are prejudice against one another.