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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In scholarly, but more often popular, thought there is the benighted attitude or inclination to believe that racial violence is located at the margins of the American experience. Violent clashes between ethnic groups are subtly framed as "outbursts," thus implying an aberration from normal relations. Because ignorance or stupidity is branded the ugly parent of such behavior, we are led easily to overlook the significance of such violence.
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