A Colony in a Nation Setting & Symbolism

Hayes, Chris
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Nation

The Nation, according to Hayes, is a society whose residents enjoy the full benefits of citizenship and civil rights. Hayes argues that the United States is comprised of both a colony and a nation. The criminal justice is designed to reinforce this division and protect the Nation. The residents of the Nation are overwhelmingly middle and upper class whites.

Colony

The Colony, according to Hayes, is a society whose residents lack full citizenship are controlled from without by the Nation. Hayes argues that the United States is comprised of both a colony and a nation. The criminal justice is designed to reinforce this division and protect the Nation. The residents of the Colony are overwhelmingly black and poorer than their white counterparts.

Ferguson, MO

Ferguson is the location of Michael Brown’s shooting by police officer Darren Wilson and subsequent death. Following this incident, the city experienced...

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