“Remember the Titans” is airing so much on TV lately that I feel compelled to blog about it. If you have not seen it, it is a flick that shows how people can triumph by working together and overcoming their fears and the unknown. It is the stereotypical “blacks vs whites” story. What was striking about this one though is that it was based on a true story starting from 1971. I found it hard to believe people were still having racial issues such as school segregation as late as the ’70s. (I was too young to have experienced this plus we lived in the north and schools were no longer segregated.)
I remember watching the movie for the first time and being angry, disappointed, hopeful, entertained, happy and then sad. The story jarred at every emotion. I cried, I laughed, I cried. Toward the end of the movie Bertier (Caucasian) reflected when he first met Campbell (Black). I do not want to give away too much but he said he was afraid of Campbell and later realized he was only hating his brother. Because of their ability to come together they were better people.
The movie is worth watching. It will certainly have you reflecting on your behavior and thoughts. You can also check out various clips of the movie by visiting Bing, selecting Videos and entering “Remember the Titans” in the search box. If you hover over the videos, you can listen before opening them. Enjoy!