The movie The Great Debaters debates worldwide topics and subjects which all human beings comprehend and can relate to. In regard to what’s right or wrong, which is to be preeminent? The law or one ’s own conscience?
This is but among the numerous great topics debated and asserted through the film, which deals with racial inequality, injustice, and human rights abuses. For centuries the legislature had written unfair laws disenfranchise to enslave, and oppress blacks in The United States.
This finally brought about an emancipation for blacks across the country and increasingly. Yet those in power remove their domination easily and did not turn over their control. They had to be faced, exposed, and combated ceaselessly.
Thus the beauty and burden of democracy is a wayward individuals therefore and can rule by majority legally enact immorality. When the laws of men are not just as Gandhi said civil disobedience at times is merely.
Actually no people is more placed or poised to reveal forgiveness and true love to America and its own people in relation to the Africans who were oppressed by this state.
A march of civil disobedience done calmly as instructed by Gandhi preserved human dignity and respect for one’s adversary, even to the extent of humbly accepting the legal effects to your actions.
Another subject of argument in the movie is welfare, which some say discourages hard work. Survival, that is drinking and eating, having a roof over one’s head, definitely is the greatest motivation for you to visit work daily. It is arguable therefore that welfare weakens the poor further making them lazy and unwilling to work and be self-sufficient.
Yet the innocent children of parents without jobs that are both willing and able to work shouldn’t be made to endure and go without, while a country so wealthy as ours booms. Jobs should be provided by the authorities before condemning the poor.
As blacks redeemed their dignity, got their arrivals comprehended, and obtained purposeful employment it was immediately apparent the color of one’s skin need not be the determining factor of one’s character.
Black poets such as Hughes, Bennet, and Hurst revealed themselves capable and intellectually strong in their own writings. Hate is only a game played by cool hands. Wise and timeless words!
Today we no longer demonize blacks, Indians, and communists. Therefore America’s oppression marches on – it’s just be taken off our soil and moved to another “theater of war” afar where less public examination will be given.