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China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity

The removal of high-profile Uighur scholars familiar with the Chinese government, and the country’s education and legal systems, is aimed at erasing not only the group’s unique ethnic identity but also its ability to defend such traditions, [...]

2020 Democrats go all-in on ‘identity politics’

Potential 2020 candidates of color like Sen. Kamala Harris are leaning into race in a way that Barack Obama felt he could not throughout much of his presidency. | Lynne Sladky/AP Photo Elections They’re shrugging off fears of [...]

Stacey Abrams’ Identity Politics

*/ ]]> Stacey Abrams’ journey into the unknown began in the passenger seat of a Chevy Tahoe bound for the south Georgia. It’s a part of the state full of peanut and feed corn farms, and voting blocs that over the past two decades have [...]

Taiwan Dispatch: Taiwan Baseball? It’s ‘Hot Noisy,’ and Ingrained in National Identity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Baseball is one of the most potent instruments of soft power in this small but spirited bastion of democracy. And what goes on in the stands is unlike anything seen, or heard, in America. Source: [...]

The Interpreter: Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. More Nations May Follow.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity. Source: NYT > World

Atlacomulco Dispatch: Mexico Town’s Identity Was Defined by 1 Party. Then, the People Turned on It.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Nowhere in Mexico did loyalty toward the Institutional Revolutionary Party run as deep as in Atlacomulco. But even here, the PRI suffered a symbolically devastating defeat. Source: NYT > World
Irish Leader Apologizes for Adoptions That ‘Robbed Children’ of Their Identity
DUBLIN — For decades, Irish society stigmatized unwed mothers, pressuring them to give up their newborns, often in shadowy adoptions. Now, the Irish government, after years of inaction, has begun pulling away the veil. On Wednesday, [...]
Trump’s Syria identity crisis
“Welcome to the NBA.” That was Barack Obama’s inauguration-day message to Donald Trump, when the outgoing president laid out the particularly nasty policy dilemma his successor faced in war-ravaged Syria. Story Continued Below The [...]
Behind Quebec’s Ban on Face Coverings, a Debate Over Identity
That difference has now been crystallized by the new law, which no one even knows how — or whether — to enforce. “French Canadians in Quebec behave like psychologically embattled people,” said Patrice Brodeur, an associate professor [...]
Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down
Race is the foundation of identity. I would say that that’s kind of a more touchy-feely version of this, but it’s maybe the most important one. We understand ourselves as coming from some place. We understand ourselves as being part of [...]