The Movie ' The Laramie Project '

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After, reading and watching the movie of “The Laramie Project” I was left with so many emotions, ideas, and questions. The play was based on a series of interviews, in order to provide true facts and statements to the audience. Since I have been studying the case of Matthew, I am now able to see clearly and to understand that the ferocity committed to him is considered by the law to be a hate crime.
“The term hate crime was coined in the 1980s by journalists and policy advocates who were attempting to describe a series of incidents directed at Jews, Asians and African-Americans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines hate crime (also known as bias crime) as "a criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender 's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin.(National Institute of justice, Paragraph 1, December 22, 2010.)” The evidences, testimonies, and demonstrations from the case of Matthew show us that he was attacked and persecuted because of his sexual orientation. “People would like to think that what happened to Matthew was an exception to the rule, but it was an extreme version of what happens in our schools on a daily basis” (“Newsperson 4, p45, Laramie project”). This quote show us how people go through hate in a daily basis and it’s miserable and sad that the only way to get people’s consideration and attention was for something as tragic

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