Racism In The Titans: The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement was a movement that was fought for by people of colored skin. Black people were not treated as well as white people because they were thought of as being people who were poor, dirty, illiterate, and not worthy of being in this country. This is true for the Titans because there were these same beliefs on this football team as listed above. Coach Boone handled, and eventually defeated, racism on his team because he knew that it would hold them back (1), it would create a hostile environment for everyone on the team (2), and it would be a reminder of the real world (3). First, Coach Boone handled racism because he knew that it would hold them back. Coach Boone set it straight at the first team meeting when he…show more content…
Coach Boone tried to get the players to know each other so they got to the point where they accept each other. For example, the training camp really brought all the players together because they were with each other for a week in the blazing hot sun while running wind sprints and doing up downs. He also had them learn personal facts about each other (as stated in paragraph 2). Coach Boone treated everyone the same. It didn’t matter if you were black, white, green, orange, or purple. He would treat you the exact same. Coach Boone is being a role model because he is trying to get his players to do the same. Coach is leading by the example, trying to make a less hostile environment for his…show more content…
When you play sports, you want to be able to relax and forget about all of your other stresses in life. Racism shouldn’t be involved in sports because it makes the sport not fun. If you are going to play sports, you want to have fun, and not worry about having a target on your back because you are black. Everyone needs to forget about all personal characteristics (such as race, religion, etc.) and have fun playing sports. Sports are to help people learn how to live their life. Sports teach you life lessons like to not give up, and to always do your best. However, a life lesson is not “blacks better watch out for whites”. It doesn’t matter if you are black, white, orange, purple, or red because you can perform just like everyone else. Coach Boone created a less hostile environment for his
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