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Race, Gender and Occupy

Source: Al Jazeera

At a recent panel discussion on the Occupy movement, a left-leaning professor from New York University¬†speculatedthat identity politics – the prioritising of issues of race and gender in movements for justice – could be a plot funded by the CIA to undermine activism. While most commentators do not go this far, the idea that activists who focus on these issues are “undermining the struggle” has a long history within progressive organising. And in Occupy Wall Street encampments around the country these debates have often exploded into public view.¬† read more