May 12, 2020
Identity politics — the formation of political alliances based on one’s own race, religion, gender, or social background — is a quickly growing phenomenon in the political landscape of the United States. This shift away from traditional, broad-based party politics has brought polarization to new heights, dividing us more than ever. How did identity politics emerge? Has the political center collapsed as parties have moved more toward extremes? Seth Mandel, Executive Editor of Washington Examiner Magazine and Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion Editor at The Forward examines these questions and more.
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