Identity Politics Law and Legal Definition

Identity politics refers to political debates that focus upon views of self-identified social interest groups, on the basis of race, class, religion, sexual orientation or traditional dominance. It also focuses on the ways in which people's politics may be shaped by aspects of their identity in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, or neurological wiring. One of the fundamental constituent of identity politics is the minority influence. Minority influence means the influence exercised by the beliefs or behavior of a minority upon a majority. Identity politics aims to empower and give voice to the oppressed class feelings in terms of their own experience.