The Contradiction at the Heart of Identity Politics
Our adversarial multiculturalism urges majority groups to disown their identity and minorities to cling to theirs.
Behind the rhetoric of equality and justice, identity politics pursues an ideology of inequality and scapegoating, writes David Azerrad. Eric Kaufmann, Diana Schaub, Kevin Slack, William Voegeli, and Thomas West respond.
Identity politics has breached the confines of the ivory tower, David Azerrad argues in an important new essay. Now, it holds sway over nearly all of public life. Today, writes Azerrad, “we all learn to distinguish the victimized groups who should be honored from the oppressor groups who must perpetually atone for the sins of…