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Unformatted text preview: ding prison-industrial complex in the US and beyond is one of these products. Even political opposition to that ethic outside the prison wall falls prey to a certain acceptance of criminal law; in other words, it assumes that the prison is essential to social order. This acceptance is unacceptable from the point of view of the violence and violation engendered by the prison regime. Political (or politicised) prisoners demand an epistemology of a different order, one that challenges the internal limits of opposition in a radical way — the dream of prison abolition. State Focus State Involvement perpetuates white supremacy, shifts attention away from gratuitous violence Martinot and Sexton, Director, critical race theorist at San Francisco State University and African American Studies School of Humanities UCI, 2003 (Steve and Jared, “The Avant-Garde of White Supremacy”, Social Identities, Volume 9, Number 2, 2003 Accessed 8-13-12, MR) The foundations of US white supremacy are far from stable. Owing to the instability of white supremacy, the social structures of whiteness mu...
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