However, by the end of the film, we see characters gradually changing their behavior as they gain knowledge of others different than them. Two situations that describe this is the interactions between Coach Yoast and Coach Boone, as well as Julius Campbell and Gerry Bertier. To further explain, at the start of the film Coach Yoast is extremely undermining of Boones authority when he first starts as the new head football coach. Both are exceptionally talented in their field, however Yoast feels his white players are superior to the black players, whereas Boone is devoted to putting aside the injustices regarding the different races, to lead the team to victory and teach valuable lessons to his players. The two butt heads due to racial prejudice when it comes to coaching styles and how to coach the team to victory.
Frustrations filled their faces as members doubted their ability to execute the choreography. Developing to be more open minded to these facts, I perceived that I had stepped into their shoes. I obtained the same negativity during baton as they do for flag choreography. To support the guard and myself, I was compelled to change and become a stronger leader. If I was instructing members to help them improve on body technique, characteristic facial features, or their confidence for performing, then I should apply the same to my training.
When the narrators grandfather was passing away he had a few words for the family, but they only confuse the narrator and he describes them as a curse. The narrator gave an impressive speech at his graduation and was invited to give the same speech at a meeting. When he arrives at the hotel where the meeting was being held, he was told that a boxing match was planned and he will also take part in it. The ballroom of the hotel is filled with white men of the town that are smoking and drinking, this causes the narrator to be suspicious of the whole event. A naked woman is brought in front of the narrator and the other men who will be in the match.
This is seen by the audience in his numerous collusions with defensive line coach Bill Yoast and players. Both verbally and physically abusive in practices or on the sideline, he commands perfection in exchange for unity in the form of extra practices at longer durations. Usually due to the players continuous self-segregating behavior in living and dining. Yet, his counterpart, coach Yoast is progressive but hesitant in his acceptance of Boone. Considering that he is the all-American coach with preexisting prejudices he has the ability to compromise.
This scene showed the bonding between two people over something pulled them closer together. I was very happy that this scene was put in when it was, because it pushed me to really study it over and watch closely the rest of the way through the
It shows young African-American musicians being harassed by cops in the movie, Straight out of Compton, which is what they should show. Movies that show the truth get more results, and they get their point across more thoroughly. In Django Unchained, It showed how very cruel the slave trade really was. In 42, it showed how difficult it was for a black man to make it into a major league sport. In the movie The Express, it showed a young African American fighting through racial barriers to be accepted by his teammates and the whole nation in college football.
Campbell notices this and begins to develop a respect for Bertier. At that point, the coaches notice the attitude changes of both and the team starts working together as one. As camp wraps up and they return home united as a team and getting along well with each other, the community and parents are not so impressed. The white people feel that the white players are brainwashed. Racial tension still happens within the school and problems persist.
When Louvenia’s grandson, Robert accidentally uses a “whites only” bathroom, he is blinded and beaten up, causing lots of attention to the situation by people who were angry yet could not speak up against it in fear of the same thing happening to them. When Hilly pushes the idea for her bathroom initiative of having a separate bathroom for the help in each house, Skeeter compares it to Jim Crow laws by saying, “... There’s no difference between these government laws and Hilly building Aibileen a bathroom in the garage, except ten minutes’ worth of signatures in the state ,capital” (Stockett 203). Even though Hilly tried to hide the racism in her desire for the “Home Help Sanitation Initiative” (Stockett 60) by talking about “different diseases,” it represents how people similar to Hilly accepted and praised Jim Crow laws that kept both races clearly
Whenever a player on the team, especially the captain, acts arrogantly, his teammates may become aggravated, disgusted, and discouraged. If a humble captain scores a goal, he acknowledges the team nature of the accomplishment. An ineffective leader would take all the credit and claim all the glory for himself. When the team scores an “own goal,” instead of becoming angry, a leader with humility recognizes that he shares in the blame. Players’ reactions to an own goal can be a defining moment to determine the character of the entire team, and often it leads to a feeling of despair.
The coach has a desire to perform “perfect execution” in their team’s gameplay. Execution is defined as putting your plans into action. The speaker described how the coach wrote up thousands of intricate plays for every situation. In addition to his game planning, the coach had a merciless attitude toward his players because he cared about them and pushed them to their limits so that “perfect execution” was a habit and not just a thought. The speaker’s team is challenged by its coach in such extremity that a reader could assume that the team is unstoppable.
Although winning would secure his job as coach, his main goal racial equality between the players were defiantly his vision for the team. By achieve this goal the players learnt to respect each other which created greater results for the team. Events that lead to achieving his vision was training camp, most importantly was showing Gettysburg graveyard where the biggest battle in the Civil War occurred. Coach Boone’s speech engaged them to act on what he said. Forcing them to ride, room and eat together pushed boundaries for the players but all succeed in fulfilling his goal.
People in town talk about around town and its spread and people gather at the courthouse where he was held. The white mob saw the Tulsa tribune, the newspaper back there published “Nab Negro for attacking the girl in an elevator” and were flooding the courthouse. Apparently word went out to Greenwood that a mob of white people was at the court house and they got tired and went to the courthouse. They kept getting told to go back to one white man approach a black African American and ask him what he was going to do with the gun and he told him that he was going to use it if needed. The white man then tries to get the gun and a shot was fired, which started the riot.