The Movie ' Straight Outta Compton ' Directed By F. Gary Gray

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Stats show that “80% civilians who were shot but not fatally injured and 78% of those killed were minorities” (Where is Social work). Reading these stats, one would think that these stats are from today’s world. However, that quote was from an article published in 1981; showing that America has not changed for the better for minorities. In the film Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray is a biopic film about the rise to fame and demise of the highly controversial hip-hop group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). Depicting the lives of its members, Straight Outta Compton address the issues that were facing America during that period of time; most of them racial issues. The film addresses issues such as Capitalism in terms of the group’s manager Jerry Heller and the Recording Company’s representative. The film also briefly touches upon the misogyny in the hip-hop industry and the treatment of women while omitting some scenes. And finally, the biggest issue facing America at the time and currently, Police brutality. The film shows the audiences how the group was treated because of their skin color and their financial/living situation. For these reasons, the film Straight Outta Compton offers a commentary on the racial issues facing America through the accounts of the group N.W.A on issues such as capitalism, Police Brutality, and Gender in the film.
Capitalism, economic system where the central topics include private property, accumulation and wage labour. In this film,

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