Exemplification- Discrimination

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Exemplification- Discrimination

When well defined, discrimination signifies the act of making distinctions between individuals based on the classes, groups, or other categories to which they are alleged to belong. Individuals may be discriminated against based on race, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, in addition to other categories. Most films depict different types of discrimination that happen directly or indirectly in our societies at large. In this paper, “Get Out” is the film that I choose to show how a character is treated unfairly based on a character he cannot control. This character is race. In this paper, I provide examples of unfair treatment and elucidate how this movie deepens our understanding of discrimination.

The movie “Get Out” was written and directed by Jordan Peele. It demonstrates race in the framework of post racial tolerance in the United States. The movie demonstrates the insolences of white individuals towards black individuals to support race relations in contemporary times, where most individuals persuade themselves that they have gone beyond discrimination. It is a forthright message from the movie to its main character, Chris, a black bloke whose visit to his lover’s parents’ family becomes a nightmare housing racism. Not like the average clueless horror character, he is awakened as hell to what is occurring to him. The film illustrates this by demonstrating the captivation of liberal, white, Armitage household with black culture through them interacting with the movie’s black character, Chris, before showing their twisted intentions to obtain auspicious black physiognomies (Carew, 2019). Undertaking that demonstrates the idealization of blackness by white individuals as an entity to be accumulated rather than a cultural identity to be comprehended. The movie portrays racial discrimination in a way that black people go through psychological struggles attempting to adjust through a broader racial dynamic where the white viewpoint either demonizes or lionizes black individuals, verbalizing the viewpoint of black individuality. On the other hand, the movie attracts interesting parallels that appear like the components of a representative horror film to actual life events in order to reemphasize these concepts.

The race is possibly the single most predominant subject in the movie. From the start, we observe an environment in which the interracial affiliation between Chris and Rose poses some problems. Chris enquires from Rose whether she told her parents that he is black before taking him home. He is more troubled that the parents might be surprised and act disrespectfully towards him if they were not told about him in advance. As they were going to her parents’ lace, Rose and Chris are pulled over by a white policeman, who wants to see Chris’s identification, but Rose defends him accusing the police man of profiling Chris on his race. Upon arriving at the household, every person, from her parents to her parents’ white neighbors and friends to her family’s black servants, acts very strangely. This act shows how they racially discriminated against him. Chris becomes more suspicious and scared and finally turns to be a victim of a community-wide plot to abduct black individuals and fuse their brains with those of older white people in horrific eugenics experimentation. Chris had only one choice in that situation. He decides to escape by whichever possible way, which in the film case means open violence.

“Get Out” obliterates this chronicle entirely. In the initial two-thirds of the movie, the protagonist is deliberately silent while going through a fusillade of nonchalantly racist actions. It is apparent that he has learned this scheme through a lot of social interactions. His silence is purposefully intended to evade aggression and make an appearance of compliance and politeness. Chris remains nonviolent all the way through the course of racial discrimination until the last possible second, to his peril (Get out, 2017). The movie accentuates his intensifying levels of fear. His enduring tries to keep on being calm and be on his good behavior to contextualize the rising, life-threatening threat of his state of affairs. In actual life, the leading account of black peoples’ hardships to coexist in white society is that the black person is the problem to be dealt with, the troublemaker, and the agitation source. But since we are so accustomed by fear as a genre to the trope of the “man attempting to assure himself all things are fine when things are evidently not fine,” the audience still is on Chris’s side, even as his fights against white suburbia increases. This film inventively pits into practice general horror tropes to show realities about how malicious racial discrimination is in the universe. In this movie, the white society is a conscious spreader of evil, and Chris ought to remain vigilant to its benevolent racial discrimination. He has to do this to survive.

The racial ideas are evident, depicted definitely to the viewers from the first scene of the film. “Get out” provides an ultimate way to commence the discussion on racism and change perceptions on race. Whereas the issues it addresses are multifaceted, the manner in which it is presented is not. Both the back and white audience are able to contemplate and understand its message. Just like many other concerns, racial discrimination is something that comes again and again in the film. The film presentation of discrimination helps us understand the concept of discrimination, how it is demonstrated, and its effect on the target. This film’s protagonist stands up to an unjust system, using violence to attain what he needed.


Carew, A. (2019). American Horror: Genre and the Post-Racial Myth in Get Out. Screen Education, (94), 14-21.

Get out (2017) The Sunken Place Scene (1/10) | Movie clips.