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 …show more content…
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. However after camp and as the film progresses, you see Yoast beginning to warm up to Boone and begin to realize he knows what he is doing and is capable of doing it. The two coaches eventually but aside their differences and begin working well together as coaches. Some people though in the town, still are not in favor of Boone. For example the chairman of the school board, who informs Yoast just before the semi-finals for state, that he will do whatever it takes for T.C. Williams to take a loss, allowing Yoast to be inducted into the Hall
In the 1970s two small schools in Virginia integrated to form T.C. Williams high school. There was a lot of backlash through both communities as the thought of African Americans and Caucasians attending the same school angered a lot of people. The tensions came to a head when the head football coach was replace by Herman Boone an African American coach from North Carolina. Several of the white players wanted to protest and quit the team out of respect for both their coach and fear that their new coach wouldn’t give them the playing time they deserved. The former coach Bill Yoast agrees to join the team as an assistant so the players will continue playing the game.
And hate will not win in life or football. It is the early 1970’s tension in the community is on the rise between the black and white. Word is they will be desegregating one of the high schools to bring down the tension. T.C Williams is born but tension rises even more with white parents and black parent not wanting their children to be mixed together. Now to the football team which in past years has had a good team that was all white.
The movie “Coach Carter” was based off of a true story. It was written by Samuel L. Jackson directed by Thomas Carter. A California high school basketball coach puts school grades above sports. His purpose is because he went against that success for young adults is achieved through the world of sports than the classroom. Being successful was to be a good role model and that is what the movie “Coach Carter” is all about.
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
Throughout the speech, Herb Brooks does a phenomenal job of transitioning a beat down, hesitant team of boys to a motivated, fearless team of men. The lighting in the locker room is very dim. The players are all sitting in their respective stalls as coach Herb Brooks enters the scene. Herb is wearing a tan blazer with tan plaid pants.
Remember the Titans is based on a true story, the film is about American sports. In 1971, at the T.C. Williams high school, under the racial integration policy, a black football coach – Herman Boone, is hired to coaching an all white institution’s football team and he replaces the current white coach Yoast to be the new head coach. Yoast felt he was offended by ask him work with a black coach. Boone offered an assistant coaching position to Yoast. At the beginning, Yoast refused Boone
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.
Denzel Washington who played Coach Boone leads the Titans to a successful football season by showing leadership and dedication towards his football players. The movie is about the path and mind of the football players as they are forced to play on an integrated football team. In Oliver Gruner essay, You’re Only as Good as Your Last Game: Remember the Titans Remembers Civil Rights suggests that the “film depicts the struggle for civil rights in the South as an ongoing process, one which is not isolated to a signal narrow historical epoch. Furthermore, this struggle is shown to require the active involvement of both African American and white characters, and thus avoids the singular tales of “white redemption” that are said to have been common to the “civil rights cinema” of the 1980s and 1990s (Leiter, 33)”.
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. Coach Herman Boone’s leadership styles manifest themselves based on his upbringing which provides a tough exterior.
Our life experiences make our present, our values, our way of behaving and thinking. Although no one is perfect, we are prone to develop prejudice against those who are totally different from us. For most of the time, prejudice only affects us personally. But if an individual is given a power to be responsible for another person’s live or death, prejudice can turn into a deadly weapon.
In the movie Remember The Titans, this movie is about a high school football team that is trying to get past racial segregation based on blacks and whites. In the beginning, the white and black players and coaches are very separated, even sitting at different lunch tables during lunch and dinner. Soon though, as the team begins bonding, the segregation goes away and vanishes, due to strong coaching and leadership, although there are a few hiccups. One player who is is still racist gets cut by Gary, and a racist coach becomes non-racist towards the end of the movie, and this movie sets examples for many high schools to follow this high school 's example. The movie Remember The Titans has many pros and cons.
The Civil Rights Movement was a struggle for African Americans to gain social justice. This occurred between the 1950s and 1960s, and was very hard to overcome. At this time, blacks weren’t able to attend the same schools as whites, and be on the same team as them, which showed up in the movie and showed immediate controversy at the beginning of it. In Remember the Titans, the “Titans” are a racially mixed football team with an African American head coach, and a white assistant coach. Music was a binding force for the team, because it made them happy, encouraged them to want to play better on the field, and got them focused on the game, and it gave them a sense of hope through the toughness of racial segregation of some on the team.
1. Why was Coach Boone given the head coaching job of the Titans? At T.C Williams’ high school, Coach Boone was given the position of head coach for their football team. His racial background influenced their decision trying to get black residents to see him as a symbol of pride and respect that lacks in their community.
Remember the Titans is a film based on true events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. Two groups of people were forced together by the desegregation of T.C Williams High School. Despite the indefinite integration of the black and white students, the town was still living in a racially divided society. African American football coach Herman Boone’s arrival to T.C Williams further complicated things. In an attempt to tranquilize the escalating racial tensions he was given the head coaching position in hopes to placate the African /American community.