Identity Politics. The left loves it, while the right loathes it. As most ridiculous far-left ideas, identity politics have created more division than unification. But before we can criticize it, we first need to know what it is.
Identity Politics, or as it’s defined as: “a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances.” For proponents of this backwards ideology, they focus most on racial politics. The left pushes identity politics into the mainstream narrative with the goal of isolating people of different racial backgrounds.
New-age progressives who support this movement are not progressives at all. They are regressive, desperately trying to trick the public into falling for this “divide and conquer” agenda. The truth is, identity politics have done nothing to heal the racial wounds in this great country.
Last Tuesday, The Root posted an article titled “Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People.” What does this even mean? Leftists are becoming so hyped up on race politics that they don’t even make sense anymore!
Unfortunately, this is one of the hundreds of articles promoting this twisted Marxist agenda. However, the left may be starting to realize their own stupidity. Salon, a far-left website posted an article titled: “Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down.” It’s about time they realized this.
In a time where racial division is running rampant, identity politics only encourages racism and discrimination. We, as a nation, shouldn’t be discriminating people based on race, we are past that point in time. African-Americans and Caucasians need to work together to solve our problems. We are not as divided as the left wants you to believe. It is hard to solve problems together when identity politics is influencing the American people.
If we want our country to prosper and survive, then identity politics must die.