Tribal Forces

Politics & the New Racism

Politicians who subscribe to identity politics see little problem with pigeon-holing individuals into belief patterns based on their group identity, on the assumption that someone's skin color, ethnic origin, sex, or sexual proclivities ought to determine his or her political beliefs. For example, last year Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts went on television and announced,

We don't need any more brown faces that don't want to be a brown voice. We don't need black faces that don't want to be a black voice. We don't need Muslims that don't want to be a Muslim voice. We don't need queers that don't want to be a queer voice.

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is the author of Gratitude in Life's Trenches: How to Experience the Good Life Even When Everything Is Going Wrong (Ancient Faith 2020) and has a Ph.M. in history from King’s College, London. He is currently working on a Master’s in library science through the University of Oklahoma. He works as a freelance writer and researcher for a variety of publications and operates a blog at www.robinmarkphillips.com.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #52, Spring 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo52/tribal-forces

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