Matthew and Jerry walk on their way to find a place to sleep for the night, when two police officers stop them and insist on them staying the night in a shelter. The situation gets violent when Jerry tries to move along, and he is arrested, while Matthew is sent to the shelter.
Professor Pitkannan conducts a Harvard class discussion centered around the novelty of the United States Constitution and how it prevents the president from effectively being an elected king. Simon, a homeless man and guest, argues that the genius of the Constitution is that it allows for ordinary people to govern themselves and that it is flexible enough to be modified with the evolution of society. He then states that the president is considered a servant of the people by the Constitution.
When Michael Oher, a homeless and tramautized black boy, is adopted into a caring white family, there is a large growing pain experienced by both parties. Leigh Tuohy, Michael's adoptive mother, is appalled and disheartened by the prejudice expressed by her friend circle against him. She rebukes them and distances herself from them for their views. Her daughter, Collins, arrives to a similar perspective and chooses to study with Michael over her friends.