Terrence says that in his own past he'd sometimes try to put a racially motivated encounter out of his mind by convincing himself that, maybe, the encounter wasn't really an act of racism. He says that being a part of Crash has helped him put things in a deeper perspective.
"You see a film that just so eloquently places [racial issues] before you in a casual way and allows you to draw your own conclusions," Terrence says. "Then, man, all these things I put out of my head as a child— these things were real that took place. And how do they affect me [now]? How are they causing me to deal with other people? Now, I take two or three more seconds before responding to something that I think is offensive, because I don't know where it might truly be coming from."