Daily Archives: February 13th, 2016

QotD: “The legacy of identity politics has produced a problematic language idealism where we focus more on correct words and phrases rather than the material basis of oppression”

The legacy of identity politics has produced a problematic language idealism where we focus more on correct words and phrases rather than the material basis of oppression… And even in the moment where we imagine we are indeed combatting real world oppression we are, in fact, simply engaging with the level of appearance. […] This language idealism becomes nothing but a self-righteous exercise when it refuses to contemplate a praxis of mass pedagogy based on actually changing the material circumstances and instead focuses on anti-oppression training, atomized concepts of privilege, and how to speak correctly.

J. Moufawad-Paul
(Found at Pomeranian Privilege)