What is the difference between “identity politics” and central issues of oppression, inequity, or social change that relate to identities. Is talking about racism identity politics and is calling out racial groups different than talking about racism? Can cultural discourse really be separated from politics or the efforts to access policy influence through politics? Is dismissing “identity politics” just another way to maintain White, male, upperclass privilege? Some central questions here, but you need to look beneath to find them because the interviewee thinks he already knows the answer.