Remember the Titans Essay

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Remember the titans is a film based on a true story of a high school football team in Alexandria Virginia T.C Williams High School was on the verge of integrating and being one of the first schools to integrate in America. However a mass protest was being held against the integration of the school due to the brutal murder of a black student. Nevertheless the school still integrated in the summer of 1971, which eventually led to individual change in many of the members of the community. The film portrays how people may change on a social or political level but not on an individual level. Martian Luther king JR. Had a dream that all men would be treated equally regardless of the colour their skin. The film remember the titans illustrates how difficult it is for a community to not only make social or political changes, but changes as individuals, most people are ignorant and narrow minded when making choices and this influences other people to do the same people often stay with the majority instead of the minority in order to feel safe and out of harm’s way. The director is trying to demonstrate that a person’s perspective and way of thinking may not change along with social or political issues. The first change to happen in remember the titans is political change. In 1971 in Alexandria, the government passed a new law that schools had to be integrated because of this people were protesting and rioting. They were also rioting because a black kid had been killed. A direct influence or effect of the political change was that Coach Yoast lost his job as head coach, to Coach Boone who was black. The school board had to appoint a black coach to show support for integration. Throughout the whole movie the school board are fighting this change, which integration one example of this is when they appoint Coach Boone as head coach and then telling him that if he loses one game he is out and also telling Coach Yoast the plan to have Boone fail by not being able...
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