There is no shortage of media commentary discrediting "identity politics," particularly the focus on Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, and immigrant communities calling for justice and equity. Economics is our real problem, a counter argument goes, not race, sex, gender, citizenship. But as author Nancy Isenberg points out in White Trash, "identity has always been a part of politics."
Laws have been written to oppress and exploit particular identities -- Native Americans, Black Americans, Asians, homosexuals, transgender, and women -- in a successful effort to maintain a system of...read more.
Civil rights advocates across the country are outraged at President Donald Trump's plans to attend the grand opening the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend in Jackson, Mississippi. Read more.
Having failed to secure a foothold in France and Belgium, a Norwegian dating website has now brought billboards encouraging cash-strapped students to snag themselves a rich "sugar daddy" or "sugar mama" to Switzerland. Read more.