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Racism Its almost impossible to turn on a news program read a newspaper or magazine article or engage in a political discussion without that word coming up at one time or anotherWhite Rage has many forms from the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan to the shaved heads and swastikas of todays apostles of Hitler but only one terrible voiceThis particular social problem is not limited to the United States It is a worldwide phenomenon with antecedents in every civilised countryTo date one of the most powerful films about modern-day race hatred has been the Australian offering Romper Stomper Its virtually impossible to watch that film and not be deeply affectedAlthough it treads similar paths American History X does not offer the same overwhelming experience but it has the capacity to disturbDespite a tendency to become preachy this film the directorial debut of Tony Kaye is no mere piece of propaganda It recognises that when it comes to racial hatred no one has the answersIn the world of the skinhead neo-Nazi slogans replace thought fuelling a mindless hatred that is startling in its intensityDerek Vinyard played by Edward Norton is one of the most fervent members of the Venice Beach White Supremacist movement the DOCAn avowed hater of everyone who is not a white Protestant he has risen to the top of a ragged group of hate mongers Derek is the disciple of Cameron played by Stacy Keach who stays behind the scenes to keep his record clean Dereks followers include his younger brother Danny played by Edward Furlong who worships him his girlfriend Stacey Fairuza Balk who thoughtlessly parrots his words and a fat man named Seth Ethan Suplee who finds strength in a group that he lacks on his ownDereks mother Doris and sister Davina are frightened of and for him Then on one fateful night Derek uses deadly force to stop a pair of black youths from stealing his carHe ends
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