Race, Communities and Informers.

Police Brutality not only can be examined by itself, but also can be analyzed with other factors, which is well known as intersectionality theory by Collins. First, the Korryn Gaines’s case is an example of using “intersectionality oppression” in analyzing surveillance and our society.  Second,  “racialization as a way of seeing” concept can explain why African Americans would be connected to crimes by some people. Third, surveillance theory and racial stereotypes can analyze the border patrol’s behaviors in targeting on US-Mexico border immigrants. Fourth, communities also play a role of surveillance by training residents to have “vigilante spirit” to socially excluded groups. By these racial prejudices and mass surveillance toward minorities or “potential terrorists”, minorities are always the victims of police brutality.


Browne, S. (2017). Race, Communities and Informers. Surveillance & Society, 15(1), 1-4.





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