Will to Power, Will to Reality, and Racial Profiling: How the White Male Dominant Power Structure Creates Itself as Law Abiding Citizen Through the Creation of Black as Criminal
Steven R. Morrison
University of North Dakota School of Law
2 NW J. L. & Soc. Pol'y 63
This article discusses racial profiling as a mechanism whereby the White Male Dominant Power Structure re-imagines itself as Law Abiding Citizen by re-imagining Black as Criminal. It argues that Terry v. Ohio and Whren v. United States play a central role in this process. It then uses the works of Jacques Lacan, Frantz Fanon, and Anthony Paul Farley to show how one group establishes its own identity by labeling, rejecting, and "disappearing" an opposing group. It then applies Michel Foucault's work to show how this process takes place on the level of language, and why it takes place on the level of racial profiling.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 47
Keywords: racial profiling, criminal law, terry v. ohio, whren v. united states, fanon, lacan, foucault, farleyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 3, 2010 ; Last revised: July 30, 2012
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