Identity-based politics

Our Deputy CEO, Asif Afridi, was recently on the Civil Society Futures blog arguing that we need to think about how we go about campaigning for a fairer society. You can read the full post here, or check out this edited version... Gay, lesbian, old, young, black, white, disabled… we often organise around distinct identities. But are these really helping us – or will they hold us back unless we adapt? Of course, they’re not bad very often. People organise, campaign, volunteer and donate to reduce the inequality endured by particular identity groups all the time. Much civic action like this is identity-based, whether focused on ethnic minorities, people who are disabled in particular ways, or


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