Spiked Magazine Panel – “Identity Politics: The New Racialism on Campus?”



Does Identity politics cut us off from important conversations on issues that affect us all? Watch the Unsafe Space Tour panel discussion at Rutgers University …

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  1. 8:049:19 WTH with the audio with this first speaker?!?! I, for one, wanted to listen to and hear what the person had to say, no matter him speaking something I may not agree with. It it not up to anyone else to decide… not YouTube nor other low level hackers to decide!!!

  2. The professor seems to have one agenda, take all the angry people and
    just convince them that all their problems will go away if they vote
    Democrat. And minorities and young people fall for it every time. Then
    they elect Democrats and not only do things not get better they get
    worse. Just an observation, but if the audience's actions and
    unruliness reflect anything like what police deal with during a typical
    traffic stop, then I can see why there are more blacks in jail or
    getting arrested. And I like the comment from one of the panelist about
    there seems to be a demand for diversity of color and identity but not a
    diversity of ideas. This audience is typical of what we see everyday.
    Screaming and tantrums with no real interest in actually discussing or
    fixing anything or listening to facts, because if things were fixed, if
    racism went away, these people could no longer rely on racial and
    identity victimhood as their crutch.

  3. The professor seems to have one agenda, take all the angry people and just convince them that all their problems will go away if they vote Democrat. Just an observation, but if the audience's actions and unruliness reflect anything like what police deal with during a typical traffic stop, then I can see why there are more blacks in jail or getting arrested. And I like the comment from one of the panelist about there seems to be a demand for diversity of color and identity but not a diversity of ideas. This audience is typical of what we see everyday. Screaming and tantrums with no real interest in actually discussing or fixing anything or listening to facts, because if things were fixed, if racism went away, these people could no longer rely on racial and identity victimhood as their crutch.

  4. So, we should stop appropriating Santa Claus, and things like … our calendar? Should we create American names for the days of the week? Should we stop using words like … medicine, mathematics, and physics, not to mention most of the dictionary? Is it OK for an African American to wear a Cowboy hat, or a Cowboys hat? Or should we just rely on the Left to informing us when we've crossed the line and need to be punished? Too bad we can't all be immunized like the famous native American Elizabeth Warren.

  5. This is why conservatives own the intellectual sphere of debate and liberals will never get it. Liberals desperately want to be victims and find other victims to whine and cry with which solves nothing. Facts don't get in the way of their lunacy.

  6. I do have to agree this panels patience is superb, but the guy on the right is part of the problem. I'm one of the middle voters they are trying to convince. His lack of being able to see any wrong doing from the political party he supports. still think a great middle candidate could win elections. I think more of the US population is in the middle then on the left and right. it just both those sides yell and scream then most.

  7. That women can't get abortions in certain jurisdictions has much more to do with religion than it does the republican party. It's the religious zealots pushing that agenda.

  8. Americans – understand where you are with Islam is where we in Europe where maybe 10 – 20 years ago.
    If you don't wake-up to the relentless totalitarianism that the ideology of Islam is – you will be facing what we are currently facing in Europe.
    Government repression now – to keep the social tensions from boiling over – and civil sectarian wars, all across Europe, in maybe another 10 – 20 years – certainly in 30. A bloody future for our kids.
    Meanwhile – we have Muslim rape gangs ( tens of thousands of little white girls have been groomed, raped, put on drugs, then forced into prostitution – tens of thousands). And of course – we have terrorism. Last year the secret services tell us they thwarted 9 major Islamist terror plots – they missed obviously the Westminster, and London Bridge attacks – and of course the atrocity at the Ariana Grande concert – where 20 young fans were slaughtered – and many more injured.
    This is not about Muslims – people are people the world over – this is about how the ideology of Islam, which is an aggressive intolerant absolutism, with a conquering imperative, weaponizes even the nicest people. It's Islamofascism – that is the problem. And it's a problem coming your way.

  9. The Professor drinks the left’s koolaid; the 3 younger guests were actually the most reasonable, logical, and would make great leaders of a new DNC, one day.

    The Professor is a genuine blind bigot chock full of his own self-righteousness, or internal guilt. The Republican Party has been the party of ending slavery, segregation, promoting genuine equality, and hopefully will end the modern day civil rights fight of Killing our unborn.

    I’ve yet to find any actual evidence of suppressing minority votes, or trying to revoke women’s rights (abortion is NOT a women’s right! Nor is it healthcare!) by republicans. Yes, there are some cases of gerrymandering, though in no way is such a Republican thing only! Far more cases of it have been found from the Democrats- so is their intention to suppress votes of black Americans 🤔.

    However- he is accurate that many are holding their political views and beliefs as their actual identity..

  10. Sad…the polemics of the evening began on the panel with Mark Lilla. All of his analytical statements (accusations) about those Republican enemies of his are the very foundation of identity politics. Not to mention that his insults seem quite applicable to his own persona. It's not surprising that students in the audience who have marinated in this kind of discourse find it difficult to disengage from identity politics. Kudos to Spiked for attempting thoughtful discourse.

  11. this panel sucked except for the first speaker. everyone else seemed like they didnt even know what the talk was supposed to be about and spoke with the nuance of a 24 hr news company or an edgy teenager.

  12. wtf is going on here. the second speaker is irrational and incoherent jumping around without selling a single idea. then the third speaker starts plugging her organization and talking about pc culture instead of identity politics specifically. then the prof starts talking about how bad the republicans are and claiming they want to get rid of black voting rights. this is a train wreck…they where told ahead of time they were supposed to talk about identity politics, right?

  13. It seems strange that the only way to have a productive conversation would be to remove the leftist students so that people can actually talk without being interrupted by howling bigots.

  14. Mark Lilla aka "the reason why the Democrats are losing". Thanks for the reminder chief. Conservatives are not racist you bigot. Nor are they sexist. Homophobic, no… against gay marriage, some. Your widespread generalizations creates a false moral dichotomy and people can see right through it.

  15. Its great that now even the left are now experiening 1st hand cry-bullying victim complex mentality behaviour that the inter sections (whow they have championed) use as a guilt and shut down weapon.

  16. They literally interrupted a question and answer panel to talk in depth and in nuance about the very issues they want to talk about, in the hopes of moving forward.. with.. chants. Counter productive but OK. If I was one of those panelists I would literally leave the room, if they can't engage in conversation civilly it's not even worth it.

  17. The fact that Spiked is doing this tour is a wonderful thing. They are providing a broad audience an opportunity to see and hear an intelligent exchange of ideas. Along with that, we get the opportunity to see and hear what it is like when one is so caught up in their ideology that they cannot​ tolerate hearing the views of others.

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