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American History X
The movie that I chose to review is American History X. I picked this movie because this relates to popular culture in so many ways. The first way that it relates is the fact that people back in the day, white individuals were racist against blacks and other minorities. The second way is that, although faced with adversity, you have to adapt to the current situation that you are put in. You can choose to go down the path in which you are traveling or change to a better path. This is exactly what happened in this movie. Derek had to embrace the aspects of being in a situation that he was not comfortable with and do the best that he could with it. Even though he had a swastika tattoo on his chest, the prison officials forced him to work with the black men. Prison changed the way that Derek thought about life, causing him to change his way as well as no longer practicing in or for the KKK.
The movie American History X is about two brothers, Danny and Derek Vineyard who are skinheads. Derek was the older of the two brothers. The movie beings as with three black men pulling up trying to break into Derek’s truck, so Derek comes out with a pistol and shoots and kills one, curb stomps the other, and the one as the driver gets away. The effect of his actions landed himself a conviction of voluntary manslaughter and three years in prison. Danny’s history teacher had the student write a paper on a civil rights person that is of their choice. Danny decided to write about Hitler and titled it Mein Kampf. The history teacher went to the principle because he believed that the paper is out of line. The principle elects to reprimand Danny for the paper that he wrote and instructs Danny to rewrite the paper except this time it is to be on his older brother Derek that was due the next day. The principle would become his new history teacher and decided to call…...

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