American History X-Katrina Heikes
American History X was such a powerful movie. With all of the violence, racism, and life changes, it would be hard to catogorize this film as "non-interesting". Derek's character really depicted the lifestyle of a real-life preson growing up in those same conditions. Anyone who grows up being told specific people are bad and not worth being alive, are going ot think that same thing. Derek, although having to serve time in prison to do so, realized that this was not the person that he was and changed his lifestyle to try and put an end to all of the racism and hate people have for other races. I think this film was showed people that anyone can change their ways no matter what the extremes are and that you don't always have to follow in someone's footsteps; be your own person and make your own choices. I also think that racist people aren't just the ones that show it on the ourside, like tattoos and shaved heads. I would have to say that those people are true racists, but there are far more racist out there that don't show it and keep their opinions in until a situation comes around where they show their feelings. Racism is all around us and we really need to make it stop. We are all human and that is all that matters!