I couldn’t stop reading this.
And so there I stood, in jail, naked, in between two other naked male strangers, with a 3rd male, a Law Enforcer named ‘Dog’, eyeing me over. Just hours before I was presenting on Gadamer’s Truth and Method. Now, I was made to put my arms by my side and stand up straight so that Dog could get a good look at me. Dog took the liberty to comment on my body. Us 3 inmates, while still naked, were then told to face the wall and squat
I too struggle with the question in his title. I imagine it was the intersection of his gender, his ethnicity, his youth, his small physical stature, and his downright temerity (that is, his insistence on proceeding as though rational adult citizens are equals who are responsive to moral contexts and social exchanges). But of course, none of this is really explanatory. Recommended reading.
(Posted on Leiter Reports, crediting Corey McGrath for the pointer.)