Here's a report on the recent showing of American Sniper on Michigan's campus (LINK). Personally, I don't really understand all of the hullabaloo about Harbaugh tweeting out support for Chris Kyle and the movie American Sniper. In my time on Michigan's campus, I have seen a fair amount of "offensive" things that I simply chose to ignore. Harbaugh has talked in the past about liking to watch people who are really good at their jobs, regardless of what those jobs are, and Kyle was extremely good at his job. Add to that the fact that the movie addresses a big event in all of our lifetimes, and it also professes a love for something bigger than the individual.
Anyone who misconstrues the message of the movie into "I need to commit violence against Muslims" has a screw that's bound to come loose, anyway. There's no negative message in that movie that can't be derived from watching CNN or Fox News.
Good people are going to be good, whether they're white, black, Muslim, Indian, Hispanic, Native American, Jewish, etc. Bad people are going to be bad, whether they're white, black, Muslim, Indian, Hispanic, Native American, Jewish, etc. And when it comes to showing that type of movie to a football team, the truth is that locker rooms are some of the most welcoming places on a school campus when it comes to race. Athletes learn at a very young age how to be part of a team and part of a family, and they also mix with people of other races as much as - if not more than - any other hobby, pastime, extracurricular activity, etc. If the "protesters" and "leaders" really want to engender change, they should be looking to educate those students and people who aren't exposed to other cultures so early and so frequently.
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