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Brown ThreatIdentification in the Security State$
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Kumarini Silva

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781517900021

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517900021.001.0001

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Blackness in Brown Times

Blackness in Brown Times

The Medicalization of Racism

(p.129) 4 Blackness in Brown Times
Brown Threat

Kumarini Silva

University of Minnesota Press

The fourth chapter discusses the broad fabric that makes up the tenuous relationship between Black and Brown in post- 9/11 American culture and how its shift to identification intersects with historical race policies and politics. Through an analysis of popular culture (like the TV show Blackish) and political interventions, the chapter question what the racialized pathologies and medications of post-9/11 anxiety means to the Black-White binary that is often the popular historicized approach to race in the United States. Despite the attempts to educate the general public about the ways in which explicit and implicit violence impacts communities across the country, it has been unable to quell what seems to be a rising tide of increased and systematic violence against African Americans.

Keywords:   Race, Anti blackness, Racism, Race relations, Systematic oppression, Systematic violence, Media, Political movements, Post racial America, White supremacy

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