There are many kinds of stereotypes portrayed in the movie Crash. Name and describe one of these situations. What is the immediate effect of the situation and the ripple effect on the lives of those involved?

One of the plot threads in Crash involves a shopkeeper named Farhad, who is stereotyped as an Arab terrorist. He himself stereotypes Daniel, a Latinx locksmith, as a cheat. When Farhad is robbed and bankrupted after ignoring Daniel's accurate advice, Farhad attempts, unsuccessfully, to kill him.

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Crash, a 2004 film written and directed by Paul Haggis portrays the intersecting lives of a variety of Angelenos, nearly all of whose interactions are dominated by racial issues.

Two of the characters who happen to cross paths are a Persian-American shopkeeper named Farhad, and Daniel, a Latinx locksmith. Early on, the film emphasizes Farhad's concern about the security of his shop when he tries to purchase a gun. Although he storms out of the gun store after arguing with the racist clerk, who had called him "Osama," his daughter, Darri, is able to make the purchase.

Daniel, who has also recently been the victim of racial stereotyping, returns home one night to find his young daughter, Lara, hiding under the bed for fear that she'll be hit by a stray bullet from the constant gunfire she hears. To allay her fears, Daniel fashions an imaginary cloak, which he promises will protect her from all harm.

Later, when Farhad hires Daniel to fix what he believes is a broken lock on his door, the locksmith tells him that the door itself should to be replaced. Farhad believes that Daniel is trying to expand the scope of the job to cheat him. They argue and Daniel leaves angrily without being paid. Presently, Farhad's shop is broken into and ransacked by thieves who scrawl anti-Arab graffiti on the walls. Farhad's insurance company refuses to indemnify him for the loss because the shop's door did need to be replaced as Daniel had said.

Farhad, now bankrupt, decides to go after Daniel with a gun. He angrily confronts the locksmith in his yard, demanding to be compensated for his terrible loss. As Farhad is about to fire, Lara, who has been watching from a doorway, sees the gun, runs outside, and jumps into her father's arms to protect him with her invisible cloak. The gun fires, but no one is harmed. Farhad's daughter had purchased blank rounds in the gun store and loaded them, not real bullets, into the gun. As Daniel carries his daughter inside, she says, "It's a really good cloak." Afterward, the stunned Farhad believes Lara to be an angel who has saved Daniel's life.

It's worth noting that, despite the film's intention to present a critique of racism and racist stereotyping, many critics noted that the often two-dimensional nature of most of the characterizations failed to offer an alternative, more accurate vision of racial relationships.

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