Identity-Based Politics are Not the Problem, Identity-Based Oppression Is

How conservatives and liberals confuse a symptom for the disease

Cartoon by Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader, November 29, 2016

Although criticizing “identity politics” has become a hobby for some (on both the right and left), appreciating how racial, gender, sexual, and other identities help shape our experiences and perspectives can be critical to productive…

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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)