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Unformatted text preview: nd practices of white supremacy are ideological subterfuge,
rationalisations for or tactics of the political economy. For the first, remedies can always be found within liberal capitalism: from psychological counseling, moral and
scientific education, legal prohibition, or even gene therapy to the self-righteous championing of human rights in nations as far away as possible. For the second, it is
assumed that if racism can be made not useful to the relations of production or the security of territorial boundaries, it will fade from the social landscape like the
proverbial withering away of the state. In either case, what needs to be wrenched from the grasp of white supremacy is left entirely out of the account in the name of the epiphenomenal or the overdetermining . In both arenas a hidden depth, a secret
drive, an unfathomed animus is postulated and a procedure derived that will plumb that depth, excavate the problem, dredge out the muck that causes these aberrant
behaviours that we call racism. And in both approaches an issue is skirted. It is as if there were something at the center of white supremacy that is too adamantine, off of which the utmos...
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