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Unformatted text preview: ctice of whiteness. What are wholly and essentially immanent are the structures of racist reason that produce practices without motive. ‘Police procedures’ become
pure form because they are at once both self-defined and subordinated to the implicit prerogatives of this political
culture. They empty the law of any content that could be called justice, substituting murderousness and impunity. The ‘social procedures’ that burgeon in the wake
of this engineering also become pure form, emptying social exchange as the condition of white social cohesion. It flattens all ideals of political life to a
Manichean structure that it depicts as whiteness versus evil. It is a double economy. On the one hand, there is an economy of clearly
identifiable injustices, spectacular flash points of terror, expressing the excesses of the state-sanctioned system of racial categorisation. On the other, there is the
structure of inarticulability itself and its imposed unintelligibility, an economy of the loss of meaning, a hyper-economy. It is this hyper-economy that appears in its
excess as banal; a hyp...
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