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? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

What is ‘Identity Politics’? ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's when you vote for a President just because he's black.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    All you have to do is look at Biden. And that is all you will ever need to know.

  • 1 month ago

    I see Republicans and do not bother listening to anything they say.....because they are lying.

  • 1 month ago

    Identity politics refers to the tendency for people of a particular background to form political alliances while moving away from traditional broad-coalition party politics.

    It is considered to have played a hugely important role in advancing civil rights for many minority groups, but some say that forming these types of associations risks blinkering people’s views on other groups, while others argue the term itself is problematic.

    Identity politics generally refers to a subset of politics in which groups of people with particular shared racial, religious, ethnic, social, or cultural identities seek to promote their own specific interests or concerns.

    Rather than organizing solely around belief systems, manifestos, or party affiliation, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy says, identity politics “typically aim[s] to secure the political freedom of a specific constituency marginalized within its larger context”.

    Philosophy Talk says that the “feminist movement, the civil rights movement, and the gay liberation movement are all examples of this kind of political organizing”, while Vox adds that the focus “typically falls on women, racial minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and religious minorities”.

    “All the social issues you may have heard of in the past several years — same-sex marriage, police shootings of unarmed black men, trans people in bathrooms, the fluidity of gender, discussions about rape culture, campus battles about safe spaces and trigger warnings — are typically the kinds of issues people mean when they refer to identity politics,” the news site adds.

    Why is it important?

    The dramatic rise of identity politics in mainstream politics is often regarded as both a cause and effect of the rise of populism across the globe. According to The Guardian, “when groups feel threatened, they retreat into tribalism”, causing groups of people to become “more defensive, more punitive, more us-versus-them”.

    “Whites and blacks, Latinos and Asians, men and women, Christians, Jews, and Muslims, straight people and gay people, liberals and conservatives – all feel their groups are being attacked, bullied, persecuted, discriminated against,” the paper adds.

    Could it impact the general election?

    UK politics has not been spared the shift towards identity politics, and the upcoming December election, according to The Scotsman, looks set to be defined less by policy and more by identity.

    The paper suggests that the country has shifted from making decisions based on “economic arguments such as ‘am I happy with paying more tax/do I want to pay less tax/which party will protect my job/my pension’ etc” to “one where people put the concerns they feel more relevant to their own ‘identity’, be it race, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender choice, even age group, first and foremost”.

    But The Independent warns that the sheer vagueness of the term means that those who use the phrase are “conceding the argument to those who think that identity politics is a major, if not the greatest, the problem with politics today because those voices so often proclaim that identity politics is taking over, and destroying the space for ‘normal’ or ‘good’ politics”.

    Why is it controversial?

    If you accept the term, identity politics could be said to impact all aspects of society and has effectively dictated the course of politics for the last few years.

    As a result, The Independent says that describing movements as identity politics is effectively a “trap” as it is “easy to declare all politics identity politics because everything relates to our identity”.

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    People that will vote for the Worst candidate ever presented, IF they are from the Party the voter identifies with. 

    One more reason that Hillary got so many votes. 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    people voting for trump cause hes white and christian like them

  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    People will blindly vote for the worst candidate simply because they identify with the Party. Congressmen will vote for the worst legislation simply because their Party pushes it. 

    "Detrimental Politics" is a good substitute.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Identity politics is to make an issue about people based on the race, sex or other identifying characteristics.   

    Affirmative action, making political appointments based on race, BLM are some examples.   Saying a committee should have so many women, would be another example.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Political correctness as it relates to ones demographics.  

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It is the same as jim crow, but white folks are the victims......Democrats are responsible for both.

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