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.
has a Master’s in Historical Theology from King’s College London and a Master’s in Library Science through the University of Oklahoma. He is the blog and media managing editor for the Fellowship of St. James and a regular contributor to Touchstone and Salvo. He has worked as a ghost-writer, in addition to writing for a variety of publications, including the Colson Center, World Magazine, and The Symbolic World. Phillips is the author of Gratitude in Life's Trenches (Ancient Faith, 2020), and Rediscovering the Goodness of Creation (Ancient Faith, 2023). He operates a blog at www.robinmarkphillips.com.Get Salvo in your inbox! This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #52, Spring 2020 Copyright © 2024 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo52/tribal-forces