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Ethical Dillemmas In Crash

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Ethical Dilemmas in Crash

It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.

The film Crash follows multiple stories interweaving all surrounding an initial car crash. The film also attacks stereo types and teaches you life's lesson of never judging a book by its cover. Ethical dilemmas arise in Crash multiple times. I am going to focus on three main ethical dilemmas that caught my attention.

The first ethical dilemma involves a racist police man, Officer Ryan and his partner, Officer Harper. The two officers pull over a vehicle that matches the description of a vehicle that was just stolen. Both police officers know this vehicle is not the stolen vehicle because the license plates do not match. Officer Harper tries to convey the fact that this is not the stolen vehicle, but Officer Ryan just blows him off. Officer Ryan approaches the vehicle and asks for the man's license and registration. The man, Cameron, asks why and Officer Ryan immediately asks him to get out of the car. As this is happening, Cameron's wife gets out of the car and asks why they are doing this. Officer Ryan tells both of them to stand against the car so he can frisk them. While frisking the woman, Officer Ryan reaches his hand up into the woman's crotch in front of both Cameron and Officer Harper. This creates a huge ethical dilemma for Officer Harper because he knows that Officer Ryan saw him molest that woman but telling on Officer Ryan might get him fired due to the long time Officer Ryan has been with the police department. So instead, Officer Harper requests a partner transfer, which he tells Officer Ryan was a promotion.

The second ethical dilemma involves a police detective name Graham and his mother. His mother is a drug addict and she resents her son. Graham constantly tries to help his mother but she is always telling him to leave and he is no good to his family. Graham's mother feels the family's entire problems stem from Graham not being there for their family. She feels Graham deserted his younger brother and her when he went off to school. Graham doesn't know what to do about his mother's drug problem because he has tried to get her help many times. All the good thing's he does for his mother, like pay bills and buy groceries, she thinks is done by her youngest son Anthony, who you later find out is a thug. Graham's ethical dilemma is the fact that he tries everything he can to help his family who resents him. When should he stop helping those who don't care about him but who he cares for immensely?

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