Dan Proft Show Interviews Philip Salzman: Identity Politics

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Lies at the Heart of Identity Politics: Why do individuals insist on professing their professional accomplishments through identifying their gender and race?

Q: “During the vice presidential debate in the United States, were you struck by Kamala Harris’s need to tell everybody that she was a black woman when she was a prosecutor and she was a black woman when she was the Attorney General of California?”

A: “It is par for the case these days, it is very common for people to invoke census categories of race, gender, sexuality, even religion and ethnicity to somehow claim …

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Dr. Phillip Salzman is a senior fellow with Frontier Centre for Public Policy and a Professor (Emeritus) of anthropology at McGill University, where he taught anthropology for 50 years.

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