Thea N. Riofrancos is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College. Her research focuses on the politics of resource extraction in South America, social movements, and radical democracy. Daniel Denvir is a fellow with the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and the host of The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin magazine. He is working on a book about immigration politics from 1965 to Trump.
The “Identity Politics” Debate Is Splintering the Left. Here’s How We Can Move Past It.
We must redefine “identity politics,” because the debate about it is mostly wrong. We can start by recognizing that Clintonian identity politics aren't intersectional—they're racist.