The movie offers insight into what life was like during the civil rights movement but “the catharsis it offers feels glib and insufficient,” reinforcing Stevens statement about the media and it diminishing the ugly truth about race relations in America (Stevens 776). She also goes on to say that media does this to allow the viewer to not feel so guilty about racism in the past and to try while at the same time putting the viewer’s mind to rest about present day racism. Stevens believes that the movie is somewhat of a blurred line between what actually happened in the past and it being a feel good movie. For it to be historically accurate, Stevens would say it
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He Played for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide under head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. (www.Profootballhof.com) When Joe graduated, professional football was divided. There was the American Football League (AFL) and the far superior National Football League (NFL). The NFL over took the AFL in all competitions and aspects of the game. This would all change as of January 2, 1965.
The NFL conquered the sport until the 1960s when a new, more dominant and competitive AFL formed. Because of this new spark, many fans converted to supporting and cheering for the AFL teams (“NFL Super Bowl”). The tension grew between the two leagues, and there were many disagreements about who actually was the best team in the nation. Because Americans are born with a competitive spirit, the champions of the AFL and NFL decided to play each other for a championship game, the Super Bowl. The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
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.
(Blumberg 73) Because of their heavy political involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, students across the country created a new institution: the political university. (Curry 77) During the 1960?s, many student riots occurred on college campuses. The majority of the rioters were middle class students seeking a voice in the administration of their school. These riots were violent and sometimes fatal. A major issue during the Civil... ... middle of paper ... ...fectiveness.
Final Paper: The Plight of the Black Quarterback The plight of athletes of color in American sports has been a well-documented and heavily conversed issue throughout society. Our treatment of these athletes was unwarranted, unfair and unacceptable, but all of that seemed to be over with pioneers such as Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in the early 20th century and finally bringing athletes of color to the same playing field as their white counterparts. Today, we proudly proclaim that our major American sports are completely void of all stereotyping and racism that plagued them in their infancy. It is obvious that this is not true with various examples such as the Donald Sterling incident showing that there are some whimpers of outright racism remaining, but there also may be be an issue that is much more widespread than we realize. A phenomenon we now call “unconscious racism” explains that in modern society we have effectively internalized our racist rhetoric to the point where it is now subtle and almost second nature.