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After Derek is raped in jail his high school teacher comes over to talk to him about his younger brother Daniel The teacher who is black tells Derek that he sees him in Daniel that Daniel tries to be like his older brother Derek says that Daniel isnt his responsibility Hes all nervous about what happened to him and what is happening to his brother He doesnt know what to do The teacher gives him a hint He says Have you ever asked yourself Has anything Ive done made my life better This is the key question which restructures the way Derek has always thought American History X is the name of the movie Im talking about It was made by the New Line Cinema studio A Time Warner Company and directed by Tony Kaye Because of the violence and sex scenes in the movie it was rated R The main actors were Edward Norton and Edward Furlong who played Derek and Daniel Vinyards two American brothers Derek was a leader of a racial gang organization and was sentenced to three years of jail for killing two black men who tried to mess with his fathers car After working with a black man in prison who eventually became his brother Dereks attitudes towards minorities were changed He became a completely different person when he got out Racism is the plot of the movie as I understood it Somewhere in the picture Daniel says that everything begins with the murder of his father who was a cop and was shot while on duty He was killed in some black neighborhood and as Derek says by some nigga drug dealer However later in the movie Daniel says that it all began even before their father was dead Following this reply we see a cut showing their whole family sitting at a table having lunch Derek has a book next to him about
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