Tag Archives: identity politics

A minor miracle: Chow detractor becomes disciple

My old friend is a political blowfly.  He hasn’t got time to figure out what’s really happening behind the news and doesn’t pretend to know too much.  Yet as a mature lawyer, a visible minority, with deep roots in his ethnic community, and active membership in the oldest, WASPyist clubs in town, he is seen…
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Identity Politics: Battery No Longer Included

[caption id="attachment_2566" align="alignleft" width="300"] Yonge St. is just black and white without Pride[/caption] While it’s still fresh in my mind, I want to say something about identity politics, alienation, and inclusiveness. I have argued that Pride depends for its relevance on its undiluted gayness.  To maintain this quality of spectacle, it should keep straight folk…
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