The struggles of being black in a white society that is trying to manage the change that integration has forced on them and the struggle of being white in a time of radical change when they are being forced to alter their attitudes and beliefs about blacks are quite evident. Prior to football training camp, both the black and white students came with a prejudice and stereotype of the other race, causing much discrimination, as well as verbal and physical conflicts between the teammates. This quote is important, especially in the movie, because it sets an example that change is necessary and possible. Those tensions were made evident then the football players were buying for spots on. In return, Julius blame Gerry for not treating the teammates equally and not doing what a captain supposed to do. The main idea in Cornel West's Race Matters was the crisis in America which some call racism.
Gerry, being the main character undergoes the most change and life-changing events. It was this distinguished characteristic in him that inspired the Titans to win their thirteenth game of the season, to come in second runner-up in the nationals. It was not normal in their society for the two races to interact and sit together, or even to enter the same restaurant establishment. The two players are sitting on opposite sides facing each other like adversaries. Remember the Titans is one of a kind, and one of a kinds are unique its uniqueness can be seen in the way it teaches us to overcome racism. Sure, televisions were just appearing and technology in general wasn't nearly as advanced as it is today.
Remember the Titans makes evident that ultimately the community of Alexandria are the real winners after the Titans gain victory at the Championship and the public learn to accept the opposite race and treat them with newfound respect. The town is further thrown into chaos, as protests rage over the killing of an African-American youth and then the integration of the major local High school; T. Racism will always exist and people will always be stereotyped due to the color of their skin and their religion. As team leader Gerry had to look inside himself to change his perspective on life and people very early in the movie, as he had to set an example for the rest of his teammates. Boone in a sense faces a challenge of acceptance in which, by the end of the movie, he has experienced in two noticeable ways.
The integration lead to the. It covers many topics that were on the exam, and this class has given me a different way of looking at the movie. At the very beginning it is shown that the movie is set across two different time periods, 1971 and 1981. There were in the community. The team makes it to the State playoffs with an undefeated record, and later to the state championship. You continue to ignore each other, we'll go to four-a-day practices.
Race is each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics. There is clear conflict between the two races. The movie should be appropriate for most junior high and senior high youth. This is very important as it helps the viewer to understand that racial tension and discrimination can be over come. Where do they come from and what do they mean? Example: Scapegoat phenomenon was a common scene during the first quarter of the movie, all white players blame on the black failure and the black player blame the white players too. Just like the players, the two coaches are competitive, suspicious, and stubborn.
Prejudice, as defined in psychology, involves holding a negative attitude towards the members of a group, based merely on their membership of that group. Sustained contact occurs in the film during the six-week football training camp, that both the white and black team-members attended. I feel like this movie depicted the harsh realities that were present in the fifties, sixties and seventies in sports as well. This essay will also show reasons to why prejudice and discrimination occurs and the effects of such inequity can cause to the society. The closer they became the more they forgot about their differences and the more they defended their friendship. They were also discriminated against and thrown into ghettos and concentration camps simply because they weren't German. The wide-angled shots were also used to show the two groups becoming a team, an example being when they are all at the site where the battle of Gettysburg happened.
The Titans will always be remembered as the team that not just won football games but the team that faced adversity and racism. The goals set by Boone were made purposely unachievable by a single member. Remember the Titans has become such a marvellous piece of display, showing how black and white unite for the better. Remember the Titans Directed by Boaz Yakin, Remember the Titans explores racism in the community of Alexandria and the struggles of dealing with an integrated society, school and football team. They came to develop an amazing friendship built on trust and respect.
We gon' change the way we block. His players also supported his action and decided to leave the team if coach Yoast was not going to coach. This unique film shows that racial discrimination can be overcome. It explores numerous forms of racial prejudice and discrimination. This quote Gerry made towards Julius, illustrates how the characters in the movie were afraid of change, and that it is possible to overcome that fear.
How does this insight change your attitude towards blacks and other minorities? Remember the Titans is more than a film about winning, it involves uniting the two black and white races so they come together and form a friendship, a bond like no other this is why for camp the players were taken to the battle of Gettysburg. Before the Titans could think about strategy and winning, the players first had to overcome prevailing prejudice attitudes. As desegregations was happening throughout the city of Alexandria racial tensions grew amongst the community. The team refused to play for a black coach. Prejudice; the unjustified negative attitude towards an individual or group based solely on their position within certain societal groups. Don't make the same mistakes others have. Likewise, the film Remember the Titans details the adversities faced when a black coach is appointed head coach of the first integrated football team.