The Hegemonic Power

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The hegemonic principles established and instated by institutional violence indubitably form the very core of the slave system that abuses the slaves and destroys their humanity. It is the weapon "with which the supremacy of white values are affirmed and the aggressiveness which has permeated the victory of these values over the ways of life and of thought of the native" (Fanon 43). Slaves were left to starve and were beaten for minor faults. Slave owners were afraid of their slaves who outnumbered them, they resorted to violence to force their slaves into submission. Violence has usually guided the hegemonic power when destroying the slaves' lives, internally and externally, thereof slaves' violent resistance has been mainly targeted to the
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