Sunday, September 9, 2018

Weaponized idpol

Weaponized idpol: "(T)he cynical emphasis on personal identity over political beliefs in order to advance candidates whose interests are inapposite to the needs of the groups they’re presumed to represent." —Definition by Briahna Joy Gray, noted by John Halle
You might argue that "weaponized idpol" is redundant, but an argument can be made that identity politics have been used to remind groups to band together for the good of the entire group. But I couldn't offer an example from the last thirty years.