Why leftists should shut the fuck up about “Identity politics”

From “The Negro Subversive” about the basic uselessness of the so-called milquetoast “White Left” (which, truthfully, does not exist).

The Negro Subversive

In the wake of Jon Ossof’s loss to Karen Handel in Georgia’s sixth district, certain segments of the left have resurrected an old debate about the relationship between “Identity politics” and “class politics.” I find this debate tedious, but it keeps happening so I’ll engage it. First, a definition of terms: When I say “class politics” I mean the politics of those whose primary concern is the distribution of wealth and control of the means of production in society. By “identity politics”, I mean the politics of those whose primary concern is the treatment of minority groups in society. Of course, these can intersect, and a person’s focus can shift over the course of a lifetime, and being primarily focused on one or neither of these does not preclude someone having significant concern about one or both of them. From the identity politics side, the critique is often leveled that…

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