The mission of the Tennessee Titans is to be considered among the elite franchises of the National Football League that excels on and off the field. We achieve this goal through our interaction with each other, our fans, and the Nashville and Tennessee communities. The Tennessee Titans are committed to serving our communities and fans by enhancing and improving the communities in which we live and work, delivering the best possible service and product to Titan fans at games and at all functions, and maintaining the highest possible moral and ethical standards, recognizing that we are all not only stewards of the Tennessee Titans but also the National Football League.
The Titans, a football team who had to face the adversity of having black and white people on the same football team together. The Titans had to persevere, but not only just persevere by themselves, they had to persevere as a team and as a unit, the Titans not only had to change how they think about other races, they had to befriend the other races and change their way of thinking. In order to become a unit they had to settle their differences and focus on what 's on the inside instead of the color of their skin. Persevering is a need in human quality, if people didn’t persevere, many inventions wouldn’t have been possible today. If perseverance wasn 't a thing everyone would just eventually give up and forget about what their goal or objective was. The human race would eventually become too lazy to do anything, no one would persevere to learn new things or figure out new problems and the human race would eventually become lazy and want to do nothing more with their life.
When a story aligns itself so deliberately with real individuals from history and strongly claims to have rights of representation of events on lands where they actually took place in the way Gettysburg chose to do from the very beginning of the film, it automatically takes responsibility for accuracy. Leaving out the important portrayals of how life was for the Confederate and Union Armies by failing to fill in the background makes the Confederates meeting the criteria of passive racists by simply applying slurs when in fact the invasion of Virginia opened up opportunities for their actively aggressive racism and physical oppression of all African-Americans of Gettysburg. By having the only African-American in the film be featured as an escaped prisoner whose only salvation was provided by the Federal Army dismisses the background role of African-Americans throughout the entire war as cooks, tailors, and construction workers. The story is told strictly from the perspective of the important people during the Battle of Gettysburg but did not accurately portray the community and daily life of the Civil War, the decisions of those in command affected citizens in Gettysburg at the time. We see this occurrence in other events described in modern-day history, including the portrayal of Napoleon, Alexander The Great, Julius Caesar, and Christopher Columbus. Therefore, the film does not adequately deliver on its promises of historical accuracy emphasized in the opening for the presentation through affiliation with actual photographs of historical persons from
The violence displayed in the battle royale held in the narrator's home town in chapter one is a shocking opening to the rest of the novel. Beneath the literal brutal violence the narrator is forced into is an overwhelmingly obvious display of severe racism. It is a figurative violence between the rich and powerful whites and the struggling oppressed blacks. The violence is
In the movie Remember the Titans, Coach Boone states, that his players need to be unified together as a team, instead of being separated because of the color of their skin. He does this by using allusion, diction, and a rhetorical question.
Henri Tajfel (1979) anticipated that the “groups which people belonged to were an important source of pride and self-esteem. Groups give us a sense of social identity: a sense of belonging to the social world.” (McLeod, Social Identity Theory, 2008) Remember the Titans (2000) is an American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. It is a true story which started with the integration of black and white students at T.C. Williams High School in Virginia. However further problems emerge as with tensions high, the well known and loved head coach at the school, Bill Yoast, is replaced by a new black coach, Herman Boone. These true events play out in 1971 when school sports are an important value for the community,
In the film Remember the Titans, racial prejudice and stereotypes are evident throughout. At the start of the movie we are taken back to 1971 where we are introduced to the town of Alexandria in Virginia and the new high school that resides in it, as two schools recently combined to form one desegregated student body called T.C. Williams High School. Football is an immense part of this town and for the people residing there. Shortly into the film, head football Coach Bill Yoast, nominee for the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, is demoted to assistant football coach and the school board hires an African American man by the name of Herman Boone to take his place. This starts an uproar in the Alexandria community as desegregation hadn't been
Violent abuse of the African American race sparked the Civil Rights movement. The movement defined the struggle that people of not only color, but all different walks of life. The integration in schools caused both races to form a realization that they aren’t different through a common interest like football. In Remember the Titans discrimination happens a lot with black students being told to go back home to Africa and during this time of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s and 70’s; this sparked controversy between the adults in this story and were concerned about the future of their kids with these new black families were forced to move into these white neighborhoods during this time. Remember the Titans does indeed depict different forms of hate crimes and racism such as, members of the community racially profiling, people who aren’t extremists, but contribute to the idea of racist beliefs and acts,and people attacking African American families due to forced
In the movie Remember the Titans we are able to see many disputes, especially between white and black people. Despite the racial problem, there is a very memorable
Have you ever felt like you don't belong even though it's where you are supposed to be? In the film Remember the Titans the director Boaz Yakin’s shows how the football team felt that same way. Yakins showed how they got over it throughout coming together to build a community, through unity, acceptance, and through self-fulfillment. When the titans built their sense of community all the team players showed a different side to the other teammates, as the team was becoming more accepted and the team started to feel self-fulfilled.
The desire to win in leadership sets a context where true beneficial aspects and lessons are learnt and taught. The lessons cover ethical principles and aspects of responsibility, respect, caring, fairness, and trustworthiness. These styles are based on the film Remember the Titans.’ The backdrop in the film presents itself in football and racism which are the aspects that clash with the leadership styles.
Racial violence was a huge part of World War II. It “contributed to making white and black Americans hostile competitors for living space, jobs, political influence, and social position … ” (Mixon 1). African-Americans and Caucasians were in a constant battle for these essentials, often resulting in fights. As you can recall, Gene goes to “preparatory school, the Devon school” (Adney 1). During the war, “Blacks in 1935 and again in 1943 attacked white property in their communities for failure to employ African Americans and reinvest in the community (Mixon 1). The whole book seemed to only have caucasian figures, even though there were so many races involved in the war. If Knowles were to incorporate African-Americans in the book having to battle for a property, (perhaps the Devon school property) the plot would become more
Whereas other historians keep secret their accounts of black involvement in the Civil War, Wilson states as a result of their ﬁghting alongside white soldiers a new attitude developed towards the blacks. Numerous northern officers had grown up knowing just the African Americans as depicted on the stage smiling, huge mouthed, and adoring watermelons and eating fried chicken. However, what they did find were genuine humans, attempting to be in control of their future. Wilson depicts a Wisconsin fighter 's sentiments by saying, "The black folks are awful good, poor miserable things that they are. The boys talk to them fearful and treat them most any way and yet they can 't talk two minutes but tears come to their eyes and they throw their arms
The first sociological topic to discuss is multiculturalism. In the movie, the platoon is made up of a diverse group of men, they are from different places throughout the country and different races. When I speak of the culture of the blacks and whites within the movie, I am not referring to the culture of Africans embodied in the behaviors of the black men; rather, the black culture within America during the 1960’s. At the beginning of the movie, it shows the platoon marching. The very first thing that stood out to me in this scene was the ethnic grouping, the black men grouped together in the platoon. The next scene that depicted racism within the platoon was when there was a white infantryman digging a trench. Two black men, Hal
In both movies there individual conflicts between some characters, for example Gale and Kay from The Sapphires having differences, as well as Gerry and Julius in Remember The Titans, but soon resolving their problems.