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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:29 PM

Identity Politics is Necessary

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I bring this up in response to Stacey Abrams embracing identity politics (and getting flak for it).

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Reply Identity Politics is Necessary (Original post)
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2019 #1
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #3
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2019 #7
Empowerer Feb 2019 #2
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #5
TCJ70 Feb 2019 #6
Cha Feb 2019 #4
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #8
Cha Feb 2019 #9
jalan48 Feb 2019 #10

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:30 PM

1. "Necessary evil"? What the...?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:32 PM

3. Here, I'll give you an article

Stacey Abramsí Full Embrace of Identity Politics Is a Recipe for Disaster
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/04/stacey-abrams-full-embrace-of-identity-politics-is-a-recipe-for-disaster/

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:34 PM

7. Who gives a shit what conservatives think? The personal is political, and all politics are personal.

Calling the concept of identity politics a "necessary evil" kind of tips the table, don't you think?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:31 PM

2. All politics is "Identity Politics"

The only time anyone complains about it is if the identity is something other than white and male.

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Response to Empowerer (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:34 PM

5. I think that is true

The hegemonic "identity" does not see itself as a separate "identity" but rather the "norm" that does not need to explain itself.

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Response to Empowerer (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:34 PM

6. Exactly. It's just another word for speaking to specific groups concerns...

...which all politicians do and are pretty much required to do.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:33 PM

4. It's not "evil".. it's vital.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:35 PM

8. Thanks Cha. I changed the title

I said that in response to the naysayers condemning Abrams and something posted in another thread here.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:36 PM

9. Good.. and Thanks!

It wasn't a good look.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:37 PM

10. How does identity politics deal with the biggest threat we face-climate change?

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