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Identity Politics and the Demise of the Democratic Party

  • The Loft above Blue Moon Cafe 3820 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

"Identity Politics and the Demise of the Democratic Party" by Dr. David Schultz is a talk that will be held Tuesday, May 29 from 5 to 7 pm at 3820 E. Lake St. in Minneapolis, in the loft above the Blue Moon Cafe.

Progressive politics won when it was class-based, but when the focus shifted to identity politics, it became divisive and lost as it split working class and whites from people of color.  How and why did the Democratic Party abandon class for identity politics, and what have been the consequences and failures of such a move? Dr. Schultz’s talk  explores the intersection of progressive politics, identity and class. What has identity politics meant in recent history, in particular in the 2016 election battle between Sanders and the Millennials vs. Clinton and the Baby Boomers? And what does it mean in 2018 and beyond?

David Schultz is Hamline University Professor of Political Science and University of Minnesota of Minnesota Professor of Law.  He is the author of more than 35 books and 150 articles on various aspects of American Politics.

All are invited! Left X-change is a local forum for dialogue and debate of contemporary issues from a Left perspective.

If you want to join us at Merlin’s Rest afterwards, please RSVP to leftxchange(atsign) so we know how many tables to reserve

Earlier Event: May 28
Memorial Day Service VFP
Later Event: May 29
Pax Salon - East location