American history x is about two brothers who lives has been all about racism. The story tells the story of two brothers, Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) and Daniel “Danny” Vinyard (Edward Furlong) of Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. Danny the little brother has grown up in a very racist environment, since some black people killed his father. He turns out to a racist like his brother. His brother Derek is a member of a nazi hate group, where the meaning is to hate the colored people. He ends up with killing two young black men.
He gets in to jail where he serves three years of his life. While he is in jail he finally opens his eyes and changes his point of view of the black people. So all in all the story is about Derek Vinyard who returns from prison to find his younger brother, Danny, who is caught in the same web of racism and hatred that landed him in prison. After Derek’s father is killed in the line of duty by a minority, Derek’s view of mankind is altered, but while in prison, he discovers that there is good and bad in every race.
When he gets back from jail he seeks after his old friend Cameron to drop out of “The Skin Heads Society” (the hate group he is was a member of before he got in to jail) The task for him, Derek is now to convince Danny of his newfound enlightenment. I think that this is a fantastic film! It is a cultural masterpiece, which shows the differences people and racism of America. I also find it a little bit sad and tragic by the thought that there is some people in America that is suffering of racism.