In the Headlines: Identity Politics, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821225
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821222
  • DDC: 306.2
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The subject of identity politics has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. In this collection of topical articles, readers will become familiar with a wide range of opinions and news concerning individual and group identities that form around race, sexual orientation, gender, political party affiliation, and more. The political usefulness of certain identities is explored, with a particular focus on the 2016 presidential election and the implications of one identity being politically asserted over another. Media literacy terms and questions will engage readers to consider the topic beyond the text.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
What Is Identity Politics?.
1: The End of Identity Liberalism.
2: Identity Politics and Its Defenders.
3: Who Gets to Write What.
4: Will the Left Survive the Millennials?.
5: The Identity Politics of Whiteness.
6: How ‘Privilege’ Became a Provocation.
Representation and Identity in Elections.
7: Is the Slide Into Tribal Politics Inevitable?.
8: White Women Voted Trump. Now What?.
9: The Populism Perplex.
10: Why Americans Vote ‘Against Their Interest’: Partisanship.
11: The Great Political Divide Over American Identity.
12: A Year After Trump, Women and Minorities Give Groundbreaking Wins to Democrats.
13: Resistance, for the Win.
14: Stacey Abrams Didn’t Play It Safe. Neither Do These Female Candidates.
15: ‘Don’t Run This Year’: The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance.
Race and Representation in Media.
16: The Real ‘Trump Effect’ for Young Latinos.
17: Identity Politics and a Dad’s Loss.
18: What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know About Black People.
19: Is All This Talk of Racism Bad for Democrats?.
20: We Got Rid of Some Bad Men. Now Let’s Get Rid of Bad Movies.
21: The Stars of ‘Black Panther’ Waited a Lifetime for This Moment.
22: With ‘There There,’ Tommy Orange Has Written a New Kind of American Epic.
23: For Some Viewers, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Not Asian Enough.
The Alt-Right and White Identity.
24: Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Antifa: A Glossary of Extremist Language.
25: A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland.
26: Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort.
27: What the Alt-Right Really Means.
28: Behind 2016’s Turmoil, a Crisis of White Identity.
29: The Pull of Racial Patronage.
30: Why Trump Supporters Distrust Immigration and Diversity.
31: We’re All Fascists Now.
32: A Renaissance on the Right.
33: Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About ‘Trump Country’.
Feminism and LGBTQ Rights.
34: When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism.
35: ‘Bro’-liferation.
36: How Two Producers of ‘Transparent’ Made Their Own Trans Lives More Visible.
37: After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands.
38: The Scope of the Orlando Carnage.
39: Feminism Lost. Now What?.
40: I’m a White Man. Hear Me Out.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.