The Color of Fear
The movie, "The Color of Fear," is an astonishing display of fear, priviledge, and skeptisicism all intertwined with the formost issue of Racism in America. In class we talked a lot about white priviledge and how it is not often discussed. This movie, discussion, between people of many different ethnicities showed very poinently how white americans have the power, whether they realize it or not. A particular white male in the movie clip stated from the very beginning how he did not have a problem with "those people," how he employeed "them" and that they were his friends. This man had no idea that the people he was refering to, were not his friends. He was there superior and they were his minimal wage employees. When thie fact that he does not have to deal with being frightened by another race because of their power, he felt ashamed, almost stupified. White priviledge in the united states is a problem because people of color are set back just because of the color of their skin. People are forced to loose their identities and nationalities all to become "what the white man wants them to act and look like," as was stated by an African American man in the video. I think this concept of white priviledge is displayed every day in places like coffee shops, and restaurants where whites are served first, where they are noticed first.