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View Diary: The White Gaze Quite Literally Shot and Killed Jonathan Ferrell (108 comments)

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    I don't see why the sloppy language of Foucault, which got passed through the strainer of feminism and then came back in the form of "identity politics," needs to be brought in here at all, when we already have had Ralph Ellison's hero tell us, "I am an invisible man."

    The white gaze is non-existent. Rather, it is the invisibility of black people and brown people beneath the code of "color" that kills. The woman did not see an injured person seeking help who was African American. She saw a black skin, and she saw nothing else. The police did not see a wounded man who needed help. They saw black skin and "felt threatened."

    I want to choke people when I see them so BLIND. They don't see a person, at all.

    There is no gaze: there is color.

    Everyone's innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 01:51:45 PM PDT

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