identity politics


noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

political activity or movements based on or catering to the cultural, ethnic, gender, racial, religious, or social interests that characterize a group identity. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for identity politics

Contemporary Examples of identity politics

  • In the identity-politics battle for Jewish voters, Fiorina has an uphill fight.

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    Carly's Schlep to Israel

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    September 8, 2010

  • Among conservatives, the emerging consensus is that Sotomayor is an identity-politics pick.

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    The GOP's Supreme Problem

    Reihan Salam

    May 27, 2009