…ividual or citizen. As both major parties embrace increasingly strident forms of identity politics, Americans should reject any politician or ideology that tells them to privilege their own race, gender, or religion over their shared interests as members of the same civil society.
Absolutely. A fantastic point. Its like a kind of self-radicalisation, causing further division by seeing the world and the self through a prism of advantaged and disadvantaged groups. Though there may be some of us that do not have the same opportunities as others, it is not the basis in which we should begin a dialogue. The race is on to see who can be the most righteous and aggrieved, and all is does is polarise.