Power Of The Police In Kaffir Boy

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In the past and the present we have seen what type of power the police have. In the story Kaffir Boy, the police had power over the people and would constantly raid the neighborhood and check if they had their passbook in order.“And the chances of it being in order at all times were nil, for I knew that, as with my father, the authorities would always find something wrong with my pass” (Mark Mathabane 100). At such a young age Mark recognized the value of having your passbook in order, but he also recognized the privilege whites had over them. Blacks had to map out their lives and future to accommodate with the police because they lived in fear. In the story, their right to teach English was taken away. The students became outraged and did
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