The Issue Of Identity Politics

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Identity Politics means to separate problems based upon race, class, religion, gender, ethnicity, ideology, nation, sexual orientation, culture, information preference, History, musical or literary preference, medical conditions, professions or hobbies. It is most Notably be found in class movements, feminist movements, gay, lesbian and bisexual movements. The Presidential candidates promise things just to get a vote. They might target the poor population Promising to help by assisting with housing, food, clothes, and other essentials. On the flip side, they might go to other States to where there are more financially fit individuals promising them the total opposite of what was just promised to others. Identity politics is a form of “Divide and Conquer”, which refers to sociology and economics, a strategy to gain or maintain power. Since identity political arguments that focus on interest and perspectives of groups people can identify themselves with, it could be fair to say that not all members of any given group. For example: sexual orientation, class, religion, nationality, cultures, and ethnicity are necessary involved in identity politics. Unless, the identity politicians include the ways in which people’s politics may be affected by these loosely combined factions. Although it can be limited to earlier involvement. Identity politics has made its way into the 20th century in class movement like feminist, gay, lesbian, bisexual, disabled, and ethnic movements.
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