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The movie Hurricane is a classic example of law and how particular persons in the society are handled in the name of justice As a whole the movie was intriguing and interesting Whether or not it depicted the true story of Rubin Hurricane Carter is and will remain to be unknown except by the few persons who know the truth Carter as a black man in the 1960s was portrayed to have been discriminated against solely on the color of his skin He was sent to a boys home for juvenile delinquents at the young age of eleven and it was from that point that his life and its potential was torn from him He would become imprisoned in the system for the majority of his vital life This case received intense recognition because of who he was a boxing champion However there are occurrences similar to this one everyday still in the year 2001 Racism and discrimination still seeps through many facets of our society in particular the law and the justice system Theories an d models regarding the law justice and our society can still be used today to demonstrate instances and occurrences that still exist Donald Blacks theory the behavior of law seems to have been created to generally explain the case of Rubin Carter He talks about law and justice as varying directly with social stratification Even though Rubin Carter was a boxing champion first and foremost he was a black man in the 1960s Carter may have had more money than many of the white men his age but he was still a black man and was at the bottom of the vertical chain of stratification Racism though still in existence ran ramped in the days of Rubin Carter and it was easier as it always is to follow the majority and favor the strong This type of inequality leads to greatly differentiated and spacious stratification A fundamental principle
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