This essay has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by professional essay writers.

Overcoming Racism in Remember The Titans

downloadDownload printPrint

Pssst… we can write an original essay just for you.

Any subject. Any type of essay.

We’ll even meet a 3-hour deadline.

Get your price

121 writers online

Download PDF

Remember the Titans is a film that shows the conflict of racism at a school called T.C Williams in Alexandria, Virginia,1971. The film follows the football team, The Titans. Gerry and Julius, two very important boys in the film, were a part of the football team. They helped the town take down racism. Alexandria, Virginia was a very racist town. There were no mixed colored schools, buses or football teams. During the beginning of the film, a black teenager was shot by a white shop owner. Things like this were stopped after a high school named T.C Williams became a mixed color school and had started a mixed color football team. The Titans were not happy when they found out that colored boys will be joining their football team. The team captain, Gerry, was especially not happy about this. However, Gerry started to change when the team went to a football camp.

Coach Boon made the team learn all about their teammates. He put them through rigorous training. His teammates and new black coach started to grow on him and helped him understand the difficulties and the bad parts of racism. Gerry started treating his colored teammates (and just colored people in general) like normal people – just how it should be. This helped me understand the character Gerry as the kind and loving person he is. As an example of the change we saw in Gerry was when Gerry and his colored teammate, Julius, helped break up a fight between white and colored boys. Yakin shows that Gerry and Julius aren’t very different in this scene with a wide two shot of the boys mirroring each others body language after the fight had finished.

Julius joined the football team because of his love for football. When they went to the football camp, Julius was constantly bickering with Gerry. As the football camp continued, Gerry and Julius formed a friendship. They all did. Julius was a big part in how they changed the town as he helped them win all their football games that brought the town together. Julius was very determined in winning every game they played and to be perfect. He helped bring the team together to be the best team they could be. This shows that Julius is a kind and loving person that won’t stop to help others become better until they are better. He helped Gerry change into an open minded and loving friend.

An example of this is when Gerry was in hospital and Julius ran into his room and the nurse told him to leave but Gerry used dialogue to tell her he was family. “Alice, are you blind? don’t you see the family resemblance? He’s my brother”.After watching this film, I have seen the kind and loving boys Gerry and Julius have become after they helped overcome racism. The hard work they put into inning all those games and showing people that colored people are not bad people shows how kind they are. This was an excellent movie and I enjoyed watching it.

infoRemember: This is just a sample from a fellow student.

Your time is important. Let us write you an essay from scratch

100% plagiarism-free

Sources and citations are provided

Find Free Essays

We provide you with original essay samples, perfect formatting and styling

Cite this Essay

To export a reference to this article please select a referencing style below:

Overcoming Racism in Remember the Titans. (2019, January 03). GradesFixer. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from
“Overcoming Racism in Remember the Titans.” GradesFixer, 03 Jan. 2019,
Overcoming Racism in Remember the Titans. [online]. Available at: <> [Accessed 29 Jul. 2021].
Overcoming Racism in Remember the Titans [Internet]. GradesFixer. 2019 Jan 03 [cited 2021 Jul 29]. Available from:
copy to clipboard

Sorry, copying is not allowed on our website. If you’d like this or any other sample, we’ll happily email it to you.

    By clicking “Send”, you agree to our Terms of service and Privacy statement. We will occasionally send you account related emails.


    Attention! This essay is not unique. You can get a 100% Plagiarism-FREE one in 30 sec

    Receive a 100% plagiarism-free essay on your email just for $4.99
    get unique paper
    *Public papers are open and may contain not unique content
    download public sample

    Sorry, we could not paraphrase this essay. Our professional writers can rewrite it and get you a unique paper.



    Your essay sample has been sent.

    Want us to write one just for you? We can custom edit this essay into an original, 100% plagiarism free essay.

    thanks-icon Order now

    Hi there!

    Are you interested in getting a customized paper?

    Check it out!
    Having trouble finding the perfect essay? We’ve got you covered. Hire a writer

    Haven't found the right essay?

    Get an expert to write you the one you need!


    Professional writers and researchers


    Sources and citation are provided


    3 hour delivery