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"Foucault argues that unjust social relationality is not effectively sustained solely, if at all, through the use of brutal force. He stresses that power, particularly inequitable power, is not coercive or even repressive. Rather, it is productive. Power's productive character begins with a 'will to knowledge.' That is, power itself generates the kind of knowledge it needs to be sustained. It enlists various communities of authority, such as the scientific and religious communities, to provide the knowledge base to legitimize the social, political, and institutional constructs of power itself."    - Kelly Brown Douglas ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (pp. 72-73)


"Natural law theory in the hands of subjugating power can become a dangerous tool. For it serves to justify unjust structures, and thus it sanctifies an oppressive status quo."    - Kelly Brown Douglas ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 54)


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