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.
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Dictionary.com’s 2015 Word Of The Year: IdentityIn 2015, Dictionary.com saw a number of themes emerge in the words that gained enough traction to be added to the dictionary along with words that trended in user lookups. The most prominent theme across both of these areas was in the expanding and increasingly fluid nature of conversations about gender and sexuality. Additionally, the theme of racial identity led to some of the most …
- identity crisis,
- identity disorder,
- identity element,
- identity function,
- identity matrix,
- identity sign,
- identity theft,
- identity theory,
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Examples from the Web for identity politics
In the identity-politics battle for Jewish voters, Fiorina has an uphill fight.
Among conservatives, the emerging consensus is that Sotomayor is an identity-politics pick.