[Marxism] identity politics
gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 01:40:38 MDT 2018
From Lou's post:* By showing that the white working class makes up a
larger proportion of the electorate than previously reported, the Pew
report — taken together with similar results in a study sponsored in
November 2017 by the liberal Center for American Progress — strengthens the
case made by Democratic strategists calling for a greater emphasis on
policies appealing to working class voters and a DE-emphasis on so-called
There is some talk of that here in Oz. The problem is that with the rise
of neoliberalism we had a period of neoliberal radicalism with a cover of
identity politics. For example gays made gains during the terms of scumbags
like Blair. The neoliberals used progressive politics as a cover.
But we must not throw progressive politics out with the neoliberal water.
I take it for granted that everyone on this list understands we need
socialist policies plus progressive "identity" policies. Forgive me for
stating the obvious.
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