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Houston Scarborough Economics 101 Prof. Simmons Hurricane Rubin America’s history regarding racism is lengthy and embarrassing to our country’s name. The focus that was placed on disliking a particular group of people cost America many of its own citizens. In Bob Dylan’s song The Hurricane there are themes of relative price and the cost of racism. In the midst of the civil rights movements were many heated arguments over African Americans being falsely arrested and tried for crimes they did not commit. Rubin Carter is the center of Dylan’s song, Rubin was a world-renowned middleweight boxer. Unbeknownst to Rubin he was about to become the center of attention. While driving with his friends Rubin is pulled over and arrested for a murder he had not committed. However a white witness, who was the actual killer, had seen two black men “who looked like middleweights, running out of the bar.” The white male witness was never questioned as to why he was there at the time of the murder. Rubin looses his opportunity
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