All these interactions and subplots are guided by the underlying theme of discrimination. Therefore, it has several interconnected plot lines. Graham, a police detective, is sad to find that his mother cares more about his brother, who is a criminal. Graham, an Afro-American, is emotionally withdrawing from his partner, Ria, a Hispanic. Jean, the wife of a district attorney, Rick, is full of hatred towards people of color, and this is more revealed when her SUV is carjacked by two Afro-Americans. One of the men, Anthony, is biased against white people, and the other, Peter, is liberal-minded. Later, when a Hispanic locksmith is seen changing the lock of the couple, Jean complains about the carjack, and then the tattooed officer Ryan stops an Afro-American television producer Cameron and his beautiful wife, Christine, subjects them to a humiliating questioning, and officer Hansen witnesses the event. Daniel, a skilled locksmith, feels his looks make the customers distrust him. Farhad, a Middle Eastern shopkeeper, is persistently endangered in the context of 9/11 assaults, and he is compelled to purchase a gun in order to defend his family. While Farhad and his daughter, Dorri, argue before the gun store owner, he makes a racial comment about them. Dorri, who was initially against the gun purchase, now made the purchase by herself. The film epitomizes the tagline: “moving at the speed of life, we are bound to collide with each other” (Haggis, 2005). The story centers on the different reactions based on racial grounds in the human society. People’s reactions to different circumstances portray their understandings about ways of living their life.
Key agents of socialization are found essentially amongst the family members and close relations; secondary agents comprise religious institutions, workplaces, educational