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  • Young Men Including Derek's Younger Brother Danny
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    Too Little, Too Late The story of American History X follows an intelligent young man named Derek Vineyard and his decline into the world of disillusion and hate known as White Supremacy. Once a thoughtful and easy-going teen, he soon begins his change when his father is shot and killed by a black man, while trying to put out a fire at an alleged crack house. Derek becomes a smart, articulate, and an utterly committed monster who assumes a leadership role in the white supremacist movement of sub...
  • Derek And The White People
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    AMERICAN HISTORY American History X (1998) illustrates how segregation is aggravated by missing father figures as well as the herd mentality of the characters in the film. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's concept of the herd mentality states that people need a concept or a worldview to adopt in order to give meaning to their lives. This herding of people who choose to adopt this certain ideal or ideals in effect causes the stifling of individual thoughts or creativity because everyone ch...
  • Derek And Danny
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    "American History X"Derek & Danny's Turning Point Many factors contribute to decisions we make, often life changing decisions, like we see in "American History X" with brothers Danny and Derek. Both are active skinheads in Venice California, under command of Cameron Alexander a Neo-Nazi leader. Derek and Danny were not raised as racist, but when their father was killed by a black gang member, their views changed. Derek's turning point for the better was during his time in jail. His brother is he...
  • Truth About White Supremacy As Derek
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    The Truth About White Supremacy: American History X As a Hispanic, I suppose I should expect or, be prepared, rather, for racism and discrimination. Thankfully, I have not experienced either... yet. Our world is not perfect; things take place that we rather not know about, but ignoring the problem seems to only make matters worse. The movie American History X, is an admirable attempt to inform us about these types of malicious ignorance that plague our society. The impeccable acting, artistic ci...
  • America Neo Nazi Groups
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    American History X Will racism ever come to an end or will its path go on infinitely? For the most part, the majority of people respect those who are different either in color, race, and / or heritage; however, there are those few that hold bigoted views towards people who are different than they are. The movie American History X by Tony Kaye displays an example of people who hold bigoted views. Derek, a Neo-Nazi leader, must contend with his actions relating to his past racist views and actions...
  • Derek And Danny
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    American History X is a movie about the significance of hate crimes and how to overcome racism. The movie starts in black and white representing a flash back. Derek, who is a neo-nazi, kills two black men after they break into his car. One of them he smashes his face against the curb. Derek gets thrown in jail for three years. Danny, his younger brother, is on the same path as Derek was. Once Derek gets out of jail all he tries to do is turn Danny away from the racism that consumes his life. Dan...
  • Paper About Derek
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    "American History X" is a movie that was made in the year of 1998. This film is starring Edward Norton who plays the lead role of Derek Vineyard. This movie takes place in Venice Beach, and Compton. It portrays the life Derek before during and after his involvement in a gang. The story is told through the narration of his younger brother Danny. The movie begins with the crime that Derek commits that puts him in jail. A car of black men come to his house and begins to vandalize his car. His littl...
  • American History X Derek
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    Introduction To The Topic American History X is a great film that portrays prejudice, stereotyping and conformity. Prejudice is negative attitudes toward others based on their gender, religion, race, or membership in a particular group. Prejudice involves beliefs and emotions that can turn into hatred. Having an opinion or idea about a member of a group without really knowing that individual is a part of prejudice. Some people make judgments about a whole group of people without knowing very muc...
  • White Skin Heads In The Movie
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    American History X is about two boys, Derek and Danny, that are skin heads. Derek, the older brother, brutally kills two black men at the beginning of the movie for trying to steal his car right outside his home. Danny, the younger brother, witnessed the whole thing. As a result of this Derek spends 3 years in prison where he learns that his previous lifestyle is wrong. While in jail he is beaten and raped for going agian st the other whites and skin heads. He befriends a black man with whom he ...
  • End Derek And Danny
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    American History X is a story about two brothers, Danny Vineyard and the oldest brother Derek Vineyard. The movie starts off with Danny getting in trouble at school. Danny, who just happens to be a young skin head, was sent to the principle's office for turning in a school paper about Hitler titled Mein Kampf. The principle decides that as his punishment, Danny would have to write a paper on his older brother Derek. Danny has to write about the events that took place, that lead to his brother's ...
  • Dinner Scene Derek
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    1. Danny Vinyard was influenced greatly by his brother. Derek Vinyard was basically the write hand man of Cameron Alexander, who was the leader of the D.O.C. Danny probably saw that Derek was in a high position and idolized him so therefore he took steps to someday hold the position Derek held. 2. Derek was greatly influenced by his father. In the movie they showed a flash back with Derek's father and they were sitting around eating dinner. Derek mentions Mr. Sweeney and how he was black and how...
  • Derek's Father
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    This movie begs to the viewer to think about the views of black and white. With the issues raised in this movie, one must write it down to get the full effect of all that is going on in this movie. One of the ideas in this movie is to show that a person, who can see both sides of an issue, can make better decisions based on that knowledge. That is the key to well rounded idea. What can be learned from American History X? In a conflict there are at least two points of view. If you don't know both...
  • Principal's Office To The Time Danny
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    American History X begins in black and white with two black men trying to steal a truck and a white male with a swastika on his chest it running to the door with a gun in hand, ready to shoot. When the door opens he shoots the one standing guard and the one who broke the window of the car; soon the police come and with a smirk the white male is apprehended by the police and is incarcerated for three years on two count of involuntary manslaughter, he would have gotten life but the brother of the ...
  • American History X Racism
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    American History – Racism American History – Racism Essay, Research Paper American History X Racism will always exist in this would because of the vast difference's cultural's have to offer. What sparks racial attitudes towards others. Is it the ignorance of people about other races which racial jokes, stereotypes, and fear takes over their better judgement. I beleive people fear what they don't understand nor can control. Hate mainly come from fear because if you could make them fea...
  • Very Controversial Movie
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    American History X American History X is a very controversial movie. It is a movie about a Venice Beach skin head gang called the D.O.C. The gang is run by the master mind of Cameron Alexander who likes to poison children's minds with racism and other negative things like stealing and vandalizing. The story is based around the family of Derek Vineyard who Cameron decides would be the spokesperson for the group. It shows how everybody in his family is effected by his negativity especially his you...
  • Derek And Danny
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    American History X The film American History X gives a new meaning to racism. The story is about modern-day racial hatred going on in the United States today. The purpose of the story is to realize that racial hatred does not accomplish anything except create more hate. The director and writer of this movie accomplish their purpose through character development, the targeted audience, and cinematography. Character development best helps to accomplish the purpose of the movie. The most developed ...
  • Back Onto The Adult Figure Derek
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    American History X: Influences On Youth Today American History X: Influences On Youth Today It is important to be proud of who you are and where you have come from. After watching the film American History X, whites are far from proud. We are ashamed to admit that people just like us can act in such a horrible and disillusioned way toward those that are different. As you watch, you see scenes of brutal violence, hear songs of hate and feel the pain of all involved. These acts show the viewers ho...

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