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an obsessive fashion. The process of re-inventing whiteness and white supremacy has always involved the state, and the
state has always involved the utmost paranoia. Vast political cataclysms such as the civil rights movements that sought to shatter this invention
have confronted the state as harbingers of sanity. Yet the state’s absorption and co-optation of that opposition for the
reconstruction of the white social order has been reoccurring before our very eyes. White supremacy is not
reconstructed simply for its own sake, but for the sake of the social paranoia, the ethic of impunity, and the violent
spectacles of raation that it calls the ‘maintenance of order’ , all of which constitute its essential dimensions. The cold, gray
institutions of this society — courts, schools, prisons, police, army, law, religion, the two-party system — become the arenas of this brutality, its excess and spectacle,
which they then normalise throughout the social field. It is not simply by understanding the forms of state violence that the structures of hyper-injustice and their exc...
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