Remember the Titans is a perfect example of how minority athletes faced racial discrimination and their slow integration into white society. The movie explores the civil topics of racism, discrimination and athletics. Although based on a true story, the sports drama film changed and dramatized the events that actually occurred during T.C. Williams 1971 high school football season in Alexandria, Virginia. Boaz Yakin, director, intended for the film to depict and emphasize the conflict between white and black athletes and how even at the youth level discrimination and racial tension existed.
When Colonel Shaw had pass... ... middle of paper ... ...he movie is deep into getting the point across in the discrimination between the black soldiers and the white commanders, it addresses the audience with the issue that everyone was going through. At the end of the day, the Massachusetts 54th wanted to win the war white or black, friends or not. The audience gets a look into a reenactment of the Civil war and the look at how difficult it was to train the black soldiers. They also get to see their dedication and how these African American men wanted in any way to serve their country. Despite the few inadequacies in the film, Glory is a wonderful film depicting the personal experiences of the colored troops and the fight to abolish slavery between the North and the South.
The story, Fish Cheeks, portrays the encounter of a young child with her culture, and the imposing forces of conformity. Minorities often struggle due to an oppressive majority; however, with courage and pride, one can make a difference for all people harmed by the majority. The United States has a history of strife between minorities and majorities. African Americans were enslaved, segregated, and harassed for more than a century while living in America. As a result, when Joe Louis fought to defend his championship belt from a white boxer in the 1930s; he captured the attention of the whole world.
at that time, especially in the South, still remains the concept of racial discrimination. Because of the lessons of the Civil War, most Americans have rejected discrimination against blacks. However, some stubborn Americans insist that blacks are “negro” and refuse to abandon their inherent beliefs. The film, “To Kill a Mocking Bird” , lit up the hope in confusion and used race words to expose the reality. One of the most profound scenes is Atticus told the children that, he shot a mockingbird, but he felt guilty because he thought the bird did not nothing wrong (Universal Movies).
The Express is another movie that depicts minorities breaking the color barrier and integrating into the white dominant sport business. The movie explores civil topics like racism, segregation, and discrimination. The story follows the life of Ernie Davis, the first African American college football player to win the Heisman Award. Gary Fleder, director, wanted to show the obstacles that Ernie overcame in order to pursue his dream of becoming a professional football player. Fleder’s intent to depict the struggle Syracuse’s football player faced changed the historical accuracy of Ernie’s actual experience.
Raven Symone has been a popular black entertainer since her days in the Bill Cosby Show, however, in recent years she told Oprah that she does not want to be identity as black and gay because she is tired of labels (Merhl 2016). Indeed, American culture loves to label everything, however, to reject one’s own intersectionality is rejecting the very existence of the injustice people of color have suffered. Symone, refusing her blackness, had conformed completely to whiteness since she knows by doing so, she can make an income. This can be seen when The Hunger Games casted black actresses to play some roles of characters: Rue, Thresh and Cinna. Although, Cinna’s skin was not mentioned, Rue and Thresh characters had dark or brown skin in the novel and yet people were upset that black people were casted in those roles in the movie (Stewart 2012).
Yoast, having positive regard for the white players he had coached, remained as assistant coach under Boone at the demand of his players. Together, Boone and Yoast’s perspectives of racial equality and their love of football brought together the team, and ultimately the town of Alexandria. Bertier and Campbell began the season filled with animosity, however, they gradually began to understand and trust one another, first through confrontational behavior, then collaboration and fellowship and they developed a lasting friendship. Bertier and Campbell established the example for the entire team by setting aside their differences and supporting the Titans
By applying a close up shot, this draws the audience 's attention straight towards the integration of races. This shot is highly effective as it indicates its importance as it signifies the coming together of races, by the friendship and respect formed, overcoming what was a racist community. The camera then slowly moved upwards, revealing the two hands who were holding hands. These hands were Mrs. Bertiers and Julius, two very dear people to Gerry’s heart. The significance of the holding of the hands, demonstrates how Gerry’s mother has put aside the differences when regarding race, as she now has understood the impact and negativity of racism, resulting in the friendship of Gerry’s former best friend Julius.
The secret was racial discrimination. The Black Panther Party, which was co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966, was a political party that pushed to overcome social oppression. After the assassination of Black activist Malcom X, the Panthers decided they had enough of seeing their race be denied the freedom they deserved. Members of the Black Panthers were tired of a society that continued to consider them “niggers.” They were tired of not having the chance to get out of poverty and live comfortably. They were tired of not getting a quality education that public schools in America should’ve been providing them.
Ernie Davis matters, because he fought through major adversities and also broke down many barriers on his quest to becoming the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy. So, the movie The Express, takes you on a dramatized story about a great man who’s life wasn’t easy but had great personal qualities, on his quest to an NFL career. Is the movie historically accurate or not? Ernie Davis was an American football player and the first black college football player to win the Heisman trophy while playing at Syracuse University. He was also drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round but then traded to the Cleveland Browns t... ... middle of paper ... ...ball and to be treated the same as all the other athletes.