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School Daze (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  12 February 1988 (USA)
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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.



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Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)


$14,545,844 (USA)

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Julian Eaves: Half-Pint, how tall are you?
Half-Pint: Five feet, five inches.
Julian Eaves: You are a five foot, five inch piece of shit.
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Straight & Nappy
Music and Lyrics by Bill Lee
Performed by The Jigaboos and Wannabees
Lead Vocals by Kyme & Tisha Campbell-Martin (as Tisha Campbell)
New Version Music (BMI)
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A Breath of Fresh Air
21 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am only 18 years old and I just saw the movie School Daze. I do not attend a H.B.C.U., but I have friends that tell me what goes on there. To the older people out there, can you believe that that type of stuff is still going on?! My friends and I were just talking the other day about how this guy on her campus would only date lighter skinned girls. If that is his thing, than it is, however, he would not date them because of their personality. He said they just "looked better on his arm." My mother and I always discuss the future of African-Americans and I am going to tell the truth. I am scared. We hurt each other more than any other race and we have to stop. I am a dark-skinned female and I just learnd to love myself. I thank Spike Lee for not being ashamed to call us out when we needed it. No, I do not think that the movie was an Oscar winner, but I do know that it was a mind opener and should be a lesson to all of us on how we allowed the European standard of beauty to shape our self-worth.

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