Here's a true story, 'Freedom Writers' that has just been released as a film starring the two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank.
The story is about an idealistic young teacher determined to help some unteachable students who are involved in interracial gang warfare.
What emerges from a claustrophobic classroom setting is an uplifting and inspirational strory. When the teacher listens to the students it opens a giant pathway to understanding and confidence building with the unruly students.
Oratorical skills are stronger than brute force. Such skills broke down idelogical barriers and inspired street kids to become productive and useful.
The human spirit is undefeatable as demonstrated by the work of the 'Freedom Writers.'