I found Chris Hedges article on identity politics – How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’ – spot on in many ways. I also felt it missed the point in many other important ways. It was confusing and thought-provoking – and I recommend it. It made me reflect on what I, myself, think about identity politics. Here’s what I realized about my own views.
If identity was not used for oppression and privilege there would be no identity politics.
If diverse identities were celebrated, supported and creatively engaged – or even simply ignored – there would be no identity politics.