Titan - 1 Why is the riot occurring at the beginning of the movie The riot is occurring in July 1971 as a white store owner had killed a black teenager

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1. Why is the riot occurring at the beginning of the movie? The riot is occurring in July 1971 as a white store owner had killed a black teenager, causing an outbreak of protesting from the black people. The blacks and whites were both protesting for what they believed in from the incident; the coloured protesting against the whites for killing innocent children, and the whites fighting for their opinion that it was fine as it was an accident. Some of the signs read “Where is Justice”, showing their argument of inequality between the different races. 2. What was the black coach’s nickname? What is the reference? The black coach’s nickname was Coach Coon, which refers to the coach’s real name (Coach Boone) and his race. The nickname coon refers to a black person, possibly because of a raccoon’s dark fur, or of other reasons. The white people disrespected him, and looked down on him as a black coach, so they called him a coon. 3. What hardships does Gerry face due to his friendship with a black person? Gerry faces many hardships throughout his friendship with a person of another nationality, as he experiences how the blacks are treated in their society. His friends and girlfriend start to judge him for his newfound friendship with his teammates, and begin to distance themselves from him.
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