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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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Wielding Identity to Organize Warfare

Wielding Identity to Organize Warfare

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(p.161) Conclusion Wielding Identity to Organize Warfare
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Brown Threat
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Kumarini Silva

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517900021.003.0006

Brown Threat concludes with a revisit to its theories of brownness in order to broadly summarize its core values and apply it to recent examples of brown (mis)identification. Accelerated by the events of 9/11, identity (racial and otherwise) has shifted to identification to maintain a form of social control that benefits those in power and maintains the paradoxical fiction that America is welcoming to all but also discerning of who has the right to its exceptionalism. The practices, both popular and political, of this paradoxical fiction manifest in forms of racist governmentality that are systematically and routinely evoked.

Keywords:   Brown, American identity, Racial identity, Identification, Racism, Racial oppression, Institutionalized violence, Media

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