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Identity politics

First Thanksgiving, Heart, Native Indians, Pilgrims,Thanksgiving, Division, America, Identity Politics, Allan Brownfield

Calling all Americans to the communal table of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018 is here just when we need it the most. The divisions in our society have been escalating over the last ten years because of intemperate political rhetoric. Rhetoric which casts those with whom we disagree on matters of public policy as “enemies.”   The growth of the left’s “identity politics.”   Politics that declare we ...

Identity Politics, Allan Brownfeld

Identity Politics: A threat to the unity a diverse society requires

WASHINGTON:  Those of us old enough to remember segregation, understand the nature of identity politics. In those days, judgment of men and women begins with racial identity. Under Jim Crow, many have no right to vote or the freedom to stay in hotels. Signs say “white only” restrooms or drinking fountains. The goal of people ...