Another Note on Identity Politics
Posted on December 21, 2016
When you say identity politics is divisive, you are saying that oppressed groups should not organize themselves against oppression. You are also revealing a curious belief that oppression will just go away if they don’t organize.
The problem with identity politics is not its existence, but rather the widespread failure of those who engage in it to join broader coalitions, and to make all the compromises that entails.