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The Republicans are now the party of identity politics | Lucia Graves

The Republicans are now the party of identity politics | Lucia Graves

WHAT
Donald Trumps presidency has been is characterized by a huge effort to protect the narrow interests of one particular demographic group: wealthy white menIdentity politics used to be for Democrats- now it's for Republican and they're using it perniciously. Identity politics have long been central to the message of the Democratic party, viewed as a constituency of African American people, Hispanic people, educated lily-white progressives, LGBTQ people, single women and more. Conservatives, meanwhile, had previously defined themselves ideologically. Ronald Reagan's so-called " NFL musicians kneeling in protest at police brutality, Donald Trump's firstly time in the White House has shown Republicans to be the real drivers of identity politics. It's just one development which is usually moves...