Identity Politics is a political activity, or style, that caters to the cultural, ethnic, gender, racial, religious, ideological, national, sexual orientation, gender expression, or social interests, that characterize a group identity.

 

It focuses on the issues, relevant to various groups, which are all defined by their shared characteristics. The typical goal of identity politics is to empower individuals from marginalized groups, so they can achieve greater equality and representation.

 

The wide diversity of social movements, that emerged in the second half of the 20th Century are examples of the positive influence of identity politics. Among them were the women’s movement, the African American civil rights movement, the organizations for Hispanic Americans, the American Indian movement, or the gay and lesbian movement.

 

But there is another, not as benevolent side to identity politics. For the last few decades, it has been used by those in power to.....Full Article: Time For Truth Blog