On Wednesday, November 18th, the Sociology Society hosted a movie night, viewing the 2004 highly acclaimed film, Crash. The film explores the controversial topics of racism, stereotyping, discrimination, and class conflict in Los Angeles. The film provides a complex perspective on each character- revealing a racist attitude or behavior the character may exhibit, but also delving further into his or her psyche, demonstrating to the audience that racism is not as black and white as we may think. The film provides a diverse perspective of stories, plot lines, topics and characters and challenges its audience to think and view racism in a new light. It is a very powerful film and a definite must see. If you are interested in the topics the film explores, consider taking a Sociology course on Race Immigration with Professor Vickerman.
-by Heather Nelson