HERMAN BOONE’S EFFORT IN FIGHTING AGAINST RACISM IN GREGORY ALLEN HOWARD’S MOVIE SCRIPT REMEMBER THE TITANS
AGUS WAHID EFENDI
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The general study of this thesis is about racism and racial discrimination. The main point of the discussion is about the effort of Herman Boone as a coach to unite among his white players and his black players who clash in a racial motivated conflict. This thesis is conducted to describe the racial tension among the players of different race in Remember The Titans movie script written by Gregory Allen Howard. As a study of racism, critical race theory is needed. This theory places race at the center of analysis, how the human behaviour and social processes relevant to racial group categorizations and racial stratification. A method of analysis is needed to make this thesis arranged clearly. The method of this research is an inductive method. It discusses from the particular thing then goes to general knowledge to gain the conclusion. There are three problems to discuss in this thesis. The first problem to discuss is about the conflicts of Herman Boone’s players caused by racism. The second is discuss about the efforts of Herman Boone in fighting against racism. The last is discuss about the results of Herman Boone in fighting against racism. This movie script is based on a true story of the social conditions of United States of America in 1970s, in Alexandria, Virgina’s T.C William High School. At that time, the racial tension is going high, it is because of the process of racial discrimination by the white players toward the black ones. Finally, the struggle of Herman Boone as a coach is able to unite his players from different group of race. The racial riot between the whites and the blacks of Titans player is going down, the whites and the black player respect and even appreciate the existence of each other, as a human and as a player as well.