For many brown people in America, achieving success means working twice as hard for half as much. The 1988 film Stand and Deliver captures that reality through the true story of Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos), a Los Angeles high school teacher who inspires a group of young Hispanic students to learn — and excel in — advanced mathematics. In this episode of Extremely My Shit, NBC Out associate producer and Into columnist John Paul Brammer explains how the movie was a staple in his life since childhood.
“Stand and Deliver” is extremely my shit
John Paul Brammer on the 1988 film’s strong ties to Chicano culture.
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