Remember the Titans

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The movie I chose was Remember the Titans. It is based on actual events from the year of 1971. Two schools in Alexandria Virginia integrate forming T.C. Williams High School. The movie is about a football team and the Caucasian head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African American coach. Tensions arise when players of different races are put together on the football team. During the two-week training camp in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the black and white team-mates come together and learn to get along. When players returned from camp, they found the community in turmoil over the desegregation of the high school. As the season progressed with an undefeated winning streak from the Titans, the community and the students of different races became closer and finally accepted each other.

An interpersonal conflict is a disagreement between two individuals or subgroups of an organization involving significant resentment and discontent. In the movie Remember the Titans, conflict occurred when a school became segregated and there were racial issues with the football team. The white players did not like that the team had a new “Black” head coach who was given the position over the “White” head coach. One specific part of the movie where two team mates were in a conversation is a great example of the conflict between the blacks and the whites. “ Bertier: Listen, I'm Gary, you're Julius. Let's just get some particulars and get this over with. Julius: Particulars? Man, no matter what I tell you, you ain't never gonna know nothing about me. Bertier: Listen, I ain't running any more of these three-a-days Julius: Well, what I've got to say, you really don't wanna hear 'cuz honesty ain't too high upon your people's priorities. Bertier: Honesty? You want honesty? Honestly, I think you're nothing. Nothing but a pure waste of God-given talent. You don't listen to nobody, man! Not even Doc or Boone! Shiver push on the line everytime and you blow right past 'em! Push...
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