Identity Politics

This week, the XIV Foundation highlighted a number of amusing, surprising, and/or disturbing stories from the identity politics industry. I thought you might be interested in seeing a few of them:


-  A federal complaint by environmental groups insisted that hog farms are form of racial discrimination when located near minority communities.


-  U.S. Army sociologists are worried that there are too many white men leading combat units. Apparently even in battle, “diversity” trumps merit and leadership.


-  A group is fighting racial stereotyping with a video titled, “Hey White People.” They seem unaware of the irony.


- According to a recent editorial from the University of Oklahoma’s Daily publication, bras and Band-Aids showcase white privilege and racism by not having enough “nude” colors for darker skin tones.


When your ideology is identity politics, all you see is color. It’s time to move beyond this stale, surface-level paradigm.


- Jennifer Gratz