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  1. Dr.Lale Demirturk

    The police brutality, in the Rodney King beating for instance, as Judith Butler believes, became acceptable in the white public opinion, because the blows were seen as acts of defence against “‘the dangers that are ‘seen’ to emanate from his body’” (qtd in Yancy, Black Bodies 18). The racist violence of the white policemen, masqueraded as such, reiterates the white (institutional) power to define blacks within the conceptual framework of the “criminalization of race” (Muhammad, Condemnation of Blackness ???), for King’s holding up the palm of his hand was considered as an act of violence, which “[t]he construction of the ‘innocence’ of the white police officers hinged upon” (Yancy, Black Bodies 21). The white supremacist desire to control ‘divergent’ and dangerous black bodies, in the name of security, is revisited in the communicative strategies of interracial strategies.These strategies are based on a white supremacist understanding of “the police-security relation that runs the risk of making security institutions, practices, and discourse—hence insecurity—a pervasive feature of everyday life” (Loader, “Police, Recognition, and Belonging” 204) (read: Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown, Eric Holder, Walter Scott and Freddie Gray most recently).


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