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Tuition Means Nothing The way out of the Ghettos Hoop Dreams The Movie Hoop Dreams Deals with the lives of two boys who are trying to acquire the American Dream through their skills in basketball This documentary depicts the struggle of these African American children born into ghettos during the late twentieth century with their only venue out of the ghetto through their ability in basketball The documentary also shows the racially and economically motivated treatment by a predominantly white school to these above average basketball players This racially and economically based action on part of the school seems to be exemplified by the documentary style One of the ways that this is achieved is through the comparisons of the two children There are many juxtaposing incidents in the two boys lives which creates great comparisons between the two boys lives One of the main incidents is the scholarship money given to both William Gates as well as Arthur Agee There is a full scholarship given to William Gates while Arthur Agee is only given half The full money goes to the better player rather than that of the worse which makes sense but the interesting thing is that at the end of the movie one can see that the money went towards the player who had less interest in basketball than the other did Coming from a low-income household William Gates is not able to pay the full amount of money to attend the high school In the documentary William Gates receives the full tuition grant by the Britannica Corporation which was motivated by the private school It shows that he had at a younger age more athletic ability than Arthur did It also shows that the white school is only interested in the athletic ability of the African American Students They did this while not taking into the account Arthur as a person This Documentary also portrays to the audience that William
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