The 2000 movie Remember the Titans is based on the true story of coach Herman Boone, played by Denzel Washington in the film, who tries to integrate the football team at T.C. Williams High School in the South in the 1970s.
At that time, suburban schools in Virginia were segregated. After several school closures force the integration of T.C. Williams High School, Herman Boone, who originally had been hired to coach a non-integrated all-black school, is named head coach. However, the white kids on the team are prejudiced against him and fear that he will favor the black players. To their surprise, he gives playing time to the players who merit it based on skill and passion for the game, regardless of their race.
To force them to behave like a team, Coach Boone requires that the players all sit together on the bus. In a scene that has become a signature point in the movie, he tells them,
I don’t care if you like each other or not but you will respect each other. And maybe, I don’t know...
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