Like it or not, the 2016 Presidential election brought out the best and worst in American politics. One of the most uncomfortable truths to be revealed is that the Democrat Party is utterly reliant on a phenomenon known as identity politics. For those who aren’t aware, identity politics is a political style and ideology that focuses on the issues relevant to various groups defined by a wide variety of shared personal characteristics, including, but not limited to, race, religion, sex, gender, ethnicity, and the like. In a nutshell, identity politics is studying a group as a whole, determining how to use their beliefs for political gain, and then engaging in pandering to secure support and votes. The problem with identity politics is the assumption that all members of a group share the same notions and beliefs. Whether Democrats care to admit it or not, identity politics have become the foundation of their party.
For starters, Democrats are infamous for pandering to minorities and people of color. In doing this, they preach that white Americans have this supposed advantage known as white privilege. Their assert that simply being born white grants one privilege in America. In pushing this flawed ideology, they breed an entitlement mentality, or what some white nationalists would refer to as an “anti white agenda.” Quite frankly, Democrats are largely to blame for the rise of white nationalism and the alternative “alt” right. At some point, people are going to tire of being told that their skin color makes them an evil oppressors who should pay reparations for acts they never committed.