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Does A Successful Democratic Party Mean The End Of Identity Politics?

It’s only been three weeks since the presidential election, and we’ve already heard a multitude of reasons why Donald Trump won. From claims that polls were inaccurate and bias, to the “liberal media” and its bubble, from fake news to the “economic anxiety” of some in the working class, there seems to be no end to why Trump and the GOP beat out Democrats this year. The latest reason? Identity politics. “Identity politics” typically refers to the political interests of marginalized groups (i.e. women, racial and religious minorities). Critics of identity politics says it distracts from a broader conversation to voters; proponents say identity politics are civil rights. As Democrats look to the future, who will they attempt to appeal to? Morning Shift talks to Slate columnist Michelle Goldberg on why she thinks the Democratic Party shouldn’t be so quick to turn away from identity politics.




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