Diversity issues in the movie the blind side

Furthermore, there are no disabled or homosexual people. But in both cases, I found that the movie went beyond such stereotypes to show what's possible when one responds to the nudging of God. She listens to the nudging of—well, maybe it's God; no one else successfully nudges Leigh Anne Tuohy.

The siblings stand up for Michael at school, and Leigh Anne does the same among her high-society friends, in the projects, and at the football stands. At one point one of her friends responds to the situation by saying, "Well, good for you.

This is all well-trod ground for examining race in this, and other, films. Mostly Leigh Anne's friends have demeaning and condescending things to say about bringing an African American home.

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She and everyone else around her congratulates her for this act for the rest of the movie. He is never angry and shuns violence except when necessary to protect the white family that adopted him or the white quarterback he was taught to think of as his brother.

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She is the one who leads the family forward and holds everyone together. We know nothing about how her character has dealt with her own internalized racism — or, even if she has — to get to the point of confronting her lunch-friends. Sandra Bullock plays the surrogate guardian of Michael Oher, a real-life African American pro-football player for the Baltimore Ravens who escaped homelessness and found success playing in college thanks to the help of a white, well-to-do Southern family. Harris reports that the film is now the highest grossing non-fiction adaptation in the history of the industry. Something else that is unique about Leigh Anne as the protagonist is that she is older. Posted by. Leigh Anne draws attention to her inner strength over her sexuality Image Based Culture, 5. While "The Blind Side" has obvious mass appeal, critics are more torn about its depiction of race. And not at all true-to-life, if the photographs of Leigh Anne Tuohy that ran in various media outlets when the film premiered are any indication of her actual appearance. Is she conflicted? Beyond being very central, she is also acting as the guardian and heroine in the movie. The film uses Oher as an excuse to extol the virtues of the rich white folks who take him into their home and their lives. Michael's testimony places his own questions about their motives aside, and he embraces the good that came from a family that reached across class and race to give one adolescent love, support, the hope of an education, and a career in football. He is never angry and shuns violence except when necessary to protect the white family that adopted him or the white quarterback he was taught to think of as his brother. Their young son Sean Tuohy, Jr.

And then in the middle, or somewhere below, there are stories that do something else, stories that offer something more, that reject the idea of man as porn-star. I guess the categories aren't mutually exclusive. Current Issue.

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'The Blind Side' Reaches Across Class and Race