The Blind Side is a movie inspired by a true story about one Caucasian woman’s maternal instinct that compelled her to go the distance to rescue a troubled, homeless and illiterate teenaged African American male by the name of Michael Oher. Her devotion and love and his response to the love and generosity of her family and his courage to overcome his dysfunctional upbringing, resulted in him going from homelessness and illiteracy to being signed on by the Baltimore Ravens. This story is one that inspires faith in our fellow man! The movie will be in theaters on November 20th.
After reading his story, what I found so remarkable was that a family of Caucasians in “White Suberbia, USA” risked their reputations with their friends and neighbors and gambled against all odds to have a trouble African American teenage male who was a complete stranger move in with them putting their young caucasian daughter and their impressionable young son at risk. In a day and age, when honestly, Caucasians are yet having trouble about African Americans moving into their neighborhoods and living next door to them, here is a family that moves a complete stranger into their home to be a part of their family. Wow! What is greater than their courage to respond to the teen’s obvious need was this kid’s response to their love. He went from illiterate and having never played football nor having ever attended school on a regular basis to being on the honor roll , graduating from highschool and going on to be signed on to a professional football team. Love does conquer all! Can the choir say Amen?