The movie Remember the Titans presents a lot of different ideas and themes that are closely related to attitudes, racism and culture. Most themes of this film can be linked also to the Tri-Component Model of Attitudes.
Attitudes are long lasting beliefs and feeling we hold about ourselves, other people and issues (dictionary.reference.com). Attitudes can be used to explain why we feel negative or positive towards people, places and things. The commonly used way to explain attitudes is with the Ti-Component Model which consists of three elements which are affective (emotions), behavioral (actions) and cognitive (beliefs).
Many terms can be linked with behavior and attitudes, these can be closely connected with some examples from the film. Stereotypes being one term is define as, a generalization usually exaggerated or over simplified and often offensive that is used to describe or distinguish a group (dictionary.reference.com). An example of stereotypes in this is when Louie sits down at the black table on camp and announces ‘he has no people, he’s with everyone’, most of the black team members are shocked, as both teams have stereotyped one another to dislike each other. They are using stereotypes to classify each other.
Racism is another relevant term and theme from throughout the film. Racism is defined as the belief that some races are inherently superior to others and therefore have a right to dominate, generalize and taunt them.’ (dictionary.reference.com). There are many different examples of racism used throughout the the film, one example being the way Gary’s mum acts towards Julius, she does not even acknowledge him, let a lone talk to him or shake his hand, because he is black.
Discrimination is defined as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things especially on the grounds of race, age and sex (dictionary.reference.com). Discrimination is shown in this film through many scenes, for example when sunshine...