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The attention to Dolezal and Jenner has in part been b trolling. They started the petition to take away Jenner's medal and started hashtags in support of Dolezal and transracialism. That they have succeeded this well shows the sorry state of the left and of public discourse.

The concept of intersectionalism has been turned upon its head. If you take the current identity politics to their logical conclusion they become reactionary. I think that this mess that we have created is only going to get worse. We should back away from it to the old position of tolerance for individuals/ criticism of structures. Instead of dividing ourselves in smaller and smaller parts we should at least try to make mass movements again.

by chumchu on Mon Jun 15th, 2015 at 09:10:07 AM EST
I could not agree more. Identity politics is a road to nowhere.

Always this attempt, for instance, to portray ML King as the lone defender of the black race. No mention of his loud opposition to the Vietnam war (it cost him) or his death while supporting a labor strike.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -- Dr Johnson

by melvin (melvingladys at or near yahoo.com) on Mon Jun 15th, 2015 at 09:35:23 AM EST
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Have to be able to fit him into a history book that can fit into Texas schools.
by rifek on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 10:27:28 AM EST
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