identity politics definition by Webster's New World
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political activity, views, etc. based on identification with an interest group, esp. one organized around racial, gender, or ethnic identity
identity politics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Political attitudes or positions that focus on the concerns of social groups identified mainly on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation: “However, identity politics, whether in the guise of nationalism, feminism, or some other form of political expression is on the defensive these days” (Clarence Lusane).