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Questions tagged [identity-politics]

For questions specifically concerning the manner in which people's group identities and affiliations affect politics and political opinion.

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Is Arab Nationalism relevant today?

What is the contemporary relevance of Pan-Arabism? Or is it merely a relic of the past? Do any political parties or leaders in the Arab world profess this notion or has it evaporated since the '67 ...
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Why are gender and race mentioned so often in politics, even though they're supposed to be irrelevant in a progressive society?

As an example, Hillary Clinton's gender was mentioned on every corner during the 2016 campaign and she was touted as the "first female candidate for President". Likewise Obama was consistently hailed ...
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Famous appointed Bridge-Builder politicians

Are you aware of any famous recent examples (possibly supported by an article) where the US President appointed a cabinet member because of his good relationship with the opposition?
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What is the minimum age before your political views are considered well thought out and educated? [closed]

I see a lot of the time people shut younger people down when arguing politics because they say that they aren't wise and educated enough to have these opinions. What age or education level do you ...
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Why aren't Americans simply called “Americans”?

For example, people in the USA like dividing themselves up into groups such as "Country-of-Origin-American". Irish-American Swedish-American African-American Spanish-American Chinese-American Why ...
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How can someone avoid being labeled as an extremist when criticizing often discriminated political entities? [closed]

For instance, When someone speaks about the rights of Israel, he becomes a 'Zionist'. When someone speaks about the rights of Palestine, he becomes an 'anti-Semite'. When someone talks against ...
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If an impostor President was elected, and later found out, would the impersonated person then hold office? [duplicate]

Suppose a few years before an election a US citizen is swapped out with a foreign impostor, who runs for president, is elected, but is eventually discovered. The impersonated party, who's been tied ...
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Were there any “Punch A Nazi” polls done in the US?

The "Punch a Nazi" event in the United States was an interesting phenomena where Richard Spencer (A self titled Identitarian) was punched by an anarchist generating the question "Is it OK to punch a ...
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Are there any notable white nationalists that aren't white supremacists? [closed]

Using the Wikipedia definition, white nationalism is: White nationalism is a type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and ...
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Is 'identity politics' vs 'freedom of speech' a valid dichotomy?

I've heard one friend say: I'm sick of all this political correctness. People should be able to say what they think. Words never physically hurt anybody. Freedom of speech is part of the US ...
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When does someone from England identify themselves as British versus identifying themselves as English?

Is it context sensitive, for example, it will change if they are abroad or not; Or if they mean to evoke culture versus national origin?
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How much more likely are professed political party supporters to support a position taken by that party?

I was wondering if there has been any research conducted on this issue. That is, all other things being equal how much more likely is a professed supporter of a political party or politician to ...
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are democratic candidates/politicians vulnerable to questions about reparations?

it seems to me that Coates' "The Case for Reparations" opens the door to asking democratic (especially presidential) candidates about their opinion. this is a trap -- if they say yes, they energize ...
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Why don't women vote more for female candidates for office?

Women are at least 50% (give or take) of the electorate. However, they clearly are a small fraction of elected politicians. There are plenty of reasons why a woman may not want to run for office in ...