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The theme of this movie is not racism but human dignity

Let's analyze the characters and their motivations. Dr. Shirley is a talented, well educated man who is stuck between two worlds,he is sick and tired of all the bs he has to deal with. Yet, he confronts his fears and repulsions and chose to tour in the American south to "educate people". Tony on the other hand is an uneducated vulgar blue collar white man who has to serve a black man. Fellow white men look down on Tony for serving a black man, but he deeply respects Dr Shirley for his integrity. They both have to maintain dignity and self-respect in a racist society.