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.