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[Comment] Police violence and the built harm of structural racism

Police killing black Americans is one of the oldest forms of structural racism in the USA. The act traces its roots to slavery.1 Yet it remains a tool for social control that violates black bodily autonomy, engenders racial inequality in access to public services, and re-inscribes the predominant racial order any time police indiscriminately and extrajudicially take a black life.2

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