“KILLER” POLICE SUPER-HUMANIZING BLACK PEOPLE (23)
Europeans’ historically “Split Consciousness” of Black People’s Mystique is in the form of “Twin Icon Images”—50% of awe and fascination; 50% of fear and envy of that very Mystique. This spurs their own Fear-based philosophy to deem Black People in an “Either/Or” manner–most thought of as ‘Sub-human’; the rest as ‘Super-human’—not in the sense of being admired and/or well-liked targets but as a novel ironic positive form of “De-humanization” stereotyping (converting Blacks’ God Image into a Brute state). Yet, imagining Superhuman Black Mystique People conveys a sense to viewers of an unconscious “sorcery” irresistible attraction atmosphere—associated with non-rational mindsets that are powerless in all attempts to resist. Viewers thus rely on Black People for a host of reasons–but needing to demean and stay segregated from them to preserve their ‘superiority’ fantasy. Such was clearly exhibited by Southern Whites trying to stop ex-Slaves from migrating “up North”—the same ex-Slaves they were terrorizing. Historically, such ‘scary’ states generated by “weird others” are showered in Europeans children stories to implicitly but not directly express demeaning payload messages. Similar stories (particularly in the media) explicitly assign derogatory labels to their scapegoats–like savages, heathens, vermin, the godless,—or, in more subtle ways, cast them in demeaning and antagonistic roles. This “Dehumanization” process may be conveyed in jokes, dolls, emails, Social Media, or in comedy. Even then, toxic messages about Black People are fantasized to heightened vivid hateful stereotypes. Consequences of these Effects lay paths for socializing Indifference/Hate/Evil/Sadism (IHES) complex attitudes to be layered onto scapegoats. A “Super-human” connotation of ‘Mystique’ allows for the political, social, and physical treating of Black People as non-human—but not through animalization or mechanization, as otherwise applied to Blacks. Instead, not unlike what Whites do to themselves, depicting Blacks as emitting magic and mysticism (as opposed to merely basic human qualities) makes them a special kind of threat.
The largely successful intent of Brutes’ ‘Super-Humanizing’ Black People is for Europeans: (1) to have reduced perceptions of Blacks’ experience of pain by willful ignorance. That this contributes to medical decisions involving the under-treatment of pain was clearly shown when Enslaved African Americans could not get medication for painful toothaches and were operated on without anesthesia; (2) to assume Blacks do not suffer from losses of killed family members; (3) to see Blacks as marginally less capable than Whites with respect to daily human activities so as to deny them “Life-Living” jobs; (4) to consider Black juveniles to be more “adult” than White juveniles when judging culpability and giving them adult prison sentences; (5) to assume Blacks possess extra strength; (6) Blacks less feelings mean they endure violence more easily than Whites; and (7) Blacks mystique is an enhanced agency accounting for being more culpable than Whites and thus justify longer prison sentences for equal crimes. Together, these 7 (among others) contribute to European concepts that “Black lives do not matter”—as seen in all social systems governing Black lives.
An example is Black students boredom from a lack of teachings pertinent to their lives, who they are, where they came from–while machine-gunned with White’s IHES + false information. Their rebellion leads to an ADHD diagnosis; then wrongly medicated, often with dosages only intended for adults. Another example is that attitudes from the above 7 + the envy of the “awe” that Black People generate + the fear attached to the Black Mystique combine to make it a duty for “Killer” Police to eliminate as many Black People as they think they can get away with. And Whites thus tolerate such police brutality against Blacks as justifiable. When “Called Out” on it, like spoiled brats, the police fail to do their adult duties of properly protecting the Black Community and thus “do nothing” so as to allow homicide rates to instantly rise. The Black Mystique prevents Whites from thinking Black People share the same human nature. To ensure this, they fail to get to know who Black People are. Such Super-humanization, a distinct process from sub-humanization, makes for a Mystique to be feared while simultaneously needing to stay connected with Black People—a “Push-Pull” racial situation. [Ref: Waytz, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2015]. jabaileymd.com