Identity Politics

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For MLK Day, the Moles take up the politics of identity, race and racism, and how identity politics alone, including the politics of racial identity, is an insufficient response to the moment. Gary Younge is an award-winning author and professor of Sociology at University of Manchester in Great Britain. His most recent book, Dispatches from the Diaspora, investigates decades of the Black diaspora, from the first presidential campaign of Nelson Mandela to the Black Lives Matter movement. Gary Younge claims Black, working class, middle class, male, heterosexual, professional and British identities, all at once. What, he asks in this commentary, does that matter? What does it mean for a politics that seeks to dismantle a racist, sexist, anti-gay and imperial world order? This commentary was originally published on July 27, 2023 by Double Down News, a progressive, online journal.

Gary Younge, Journalist and Author; Photo by www.stephan-roehl.de; licensed for public use under Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/boellstiftung/14477965983

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