Last night Scott and I watched the movie, “Hidden Figures” for the first time. I LOVE this story and I am blown away by these history-making women! What patriotic heroes they are!! These women helped the U.S. put the first American in orbit and subsequently, the first man on the moon! This movie beautifully displays the value of EVERY human being and especially demonstrates the importance of us acting as AMERICANS and humans, not as specific races or genders.
Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan’s stories are such profound and perfect testaments to why racism & sexism are totally unjust, inhumane, and completely unacceptable in the UNITED States (emphasis on UNITED!).
My favorite line from the movie is when Al Harrison, played by Kevin Costner, says, “Here at NASA, we all pee the same color.” This great line comes after he discovers that Katherine Johnson’s bathroom breaks have been taking 40 minutes each because the one and only “Colored Women” bathroom on the NASA compound was a half-mile away from where she was working (what a disgrace and embarrassment). An added challenge was the fact that she was not allowed to ride the vehicles designated for transporting employees from building to building solely due to the color of her skin (disgusting!). Al Harrison proceeds to passionately destroy the sign that designates that bathroom for “Colored Women Only” with a crowbar. (YESSSS!) He picks the sign up off the ground and says, “No more colored restrooms. No more white restrooms. Just plain toilets.” Then he turns to Katherine and says, “You can go wherever you damn well please. Preferably closer to your desk.” 😊 (I love this scene!!)
Here in America, we all pee the same color.
As a mother and a patriot, I want every one of my children to watch this movie and recognize the EVIL of racism and the BEAUTY of all humanity and American patriotism.
God bless America and God Bless ALL Americans. ♥️🇺🇸