Topic: Identity Politics
Identity politics, also called identitarian politics, refers to political positions based on the interests and perspectives of social groups with which people identify. Identity politics includes the ways in which people's politics may be shaped by aspects of their identity through loosely correlated social organizations. Examples include social organizations based on race, class, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, culture, language and dialect. Not all members of any given group are necessarily involved in identity politics. The term identity politics came into being during the latter part of the 20th century, during the Civil Rights Era.During this time period, identity politics were used by a minority group to form a coalition with members of the majority. Now the term is popularly used when referring to nationalist movements.
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