"The remit of biopower is then “the security of the whole from internal danger,” so that wars fought are fought in “the name of life necessity” (Foucault 2003:249). The population in whose name war is fought, however, is a distinct population, one that is racialized as the predominant race, inaugurating in its wake what Foucault understands as state racism, a mechanism “introducing a break into the domain of life that is under power's control: the break between what must live and what must die … a way of establishing a biological type caesura within a population that appears to be a biological domain” (2003:254–255)."
"Foucault suggests that the “death of the other” as a guarantee of “my life” is “not … a military, warlike, or political relationship, but a biological relationship,” in that “the enemies who have to be done away with are not adversaries in the political sense of the term; they are threats, either external or internal, to the population and for the population” (2003:255–256). For Michel Foucault, the right to kill in the context of biopower is a right that is enabled by racism, that the killing of the other “sub-species” is aimed at the survival of the species as a whole. At the level of representation, “killing, or the imperative to kill, is acceptable only if it results not in a victory over political adversaries, but in the elimination of the biological threat to or the improvement of the species or race” (2003:256)."