Understanding “Identity Politics”

Sally Albright
1 min readJun 11, 2021

I often say, “People who don’t understand identity politics shouldn’t try to play identity politics.”

The other day someone asked me to help them understand.

Here goes —

Identity politics is not about the candidate’s identity, it’s about your own.

It doesn’t mean voting for someone who looks like you or shares your identity.

It means voting in the best interest of people who look like you or share your identity.

Sally Albright

Comms Strategist, Organizer, Voter Advocate, Rock&Roll Girl. Unprofessional Writer. Don’t be alarmed if I mistake you for a hat. http://SallyingForth.com