Awesome: Freedom Writers

  • Erin's entire speech to the class after seeing the racist drawing of Jamal. In fact, it's so awesome that the last part of it has been reproduced here for your reading pleasure.
    Erin: So when you die, you'll get respect, is that what you think?
    Students: [in unison] Yeah.
    Erin: Do you know what'll happen when you die? You're gonna rot in the ground, and people are gonna go on living! And they're gonna forget all about you! And when you rot, d'you think it'll matter that YOU were an ORIGINAL GANGSTER?! You're dead! And no one — NO ONE is gonna wanna remember you, because all you left behind in the world — [holds up racist drawing] — was THIS!