Unformatted text preview: Sexton's policing paradigm. For Fanon, it is the policeman and soldier (not the discursive, or
hegemonic, agents) of colonialism that make one town white and the other Black. For Martinot and Sexton, this
Manichean delirium manifests itself by way of the U.S. paradigm of policing that (re)produces,
repetitively, the inside/outside, the civil society/Black world, by virtue of the difference between those
bodies that do not magnetize bullets and those that do. "Police impunity serves to distinguish between the racial itself and the elsewhere
that mandates it...the distinction between those whose human being is put permanently in question and those for whom it goes without saying" (Ibid.: 8). In such a
paradigm, white people are, ipso facto, deputized in the face of Black people, whether they know it
(consciously) or not. Whiteness, then, and by extension civil society, cannot be solely "represented" as
some monumentalized coherence of phallic signifiers, but must first be understood as a social formation of contemporaries who do not
magnetize bullets. This is the essence of t...
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