American History X - Tammy Woehler
In the end, I do not think that Derek will return to his former, racist self, even after what had happened to Danny. Derek had spent three years in jail, slowly changing over time, seeing how any race can be, good or bad. Derek did not change over night. If he had changed over night, then I think it would be eaiser for him to turn back into his former self. Since he did not chnage over night and experienced horrible actions while in prison, by those white males, he will not go back to hating and believing in white supremecy. Danny could have easily been killed by a person of any race. If the movie would have continued, I think it would have gone down the path of Derek trying to change the minds of those who are racist. I think he would have been successful with it too. Although, I do not think he would have been 100% successful with every person, but since he did have the common thoughts of racism, it would be easier for Derek to connect with others than those who were never racist. Derek was a great public speaker while he was talking to those in the racist group, he could do just as well talking to those who have yet to see that someone who is not of the same race is still just as equal.