Remember the Titans

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Weekly reflection #10

Assignment: ‘’Remember the Titans’’: Identify and explain three messages, one has to be race-related, from the video that will influence your communication. The producers of ‘’Remember the Titans’’ did a really good job with this film about race-related problems the society. Although the film is based on a story that happened in 1971, sad enough, some things are still the same in our society today. Something from the video that will influence my communication is something that is said in the end of the movie by the daughter of one of the coaches. ‘’People say that it can't work, black and white. Here, we make it work every day. We still have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the Titans.’’ This made think of the fact that no matter what race you are or what cultural background you are from, everybody is in a way the same. We are all human beings with our own worries, fears and issues. I think individuals should handle like this in every case; when you tend to reach for hate, first calm down and reconsider. A scene in the film of which I thought it was strong was when the new coach takes the players into the woods for a run and they arrive at a sort of cemetery. He tells them about a lesson from the death; they have to come together, otherwise they will be destroyed. He tells them whether they like each other or not, they should respect each other. I really like this scene of the movie, first, because I think it takes place in a special surrounding. All the players are exhausted from the running and kind of impressed by the place. Second, I like this part because I like the message and the way the coach tries to create one team out of two groups. The third message I got from the video is the fact that sports brings people together. No matter what race, as friends in a team you can make it work. In the video the white boys and the African-American boys have each their own team with their...
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