Identity Politics

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The following submission is a piece written for an English project by contributing writers not involved with the Ghostwriter. This submission has not been edited except to add paragraph breaks. 

We’re not experts on anything. We aren’t political geniuses, haven’t majored in any college courses, and aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer in general. But we have one critical ability that we all have, the ability to think for ourselves and decide what is and isn’t just.

Granted we’re no philosophers, we’re not in charge of deciding what we as a society do on a daily basis or how we go about our lives. That’s why this article is filed under “opinion” because it’s what we personally think. This is what we believe, what we think, and what we will vote towards when we’re older, and can use the force of our votes to influence what we want in society.

Our whole outlook on the world is that in order to succeed in life, you must be willing to take personal responsibility for your mistakes and build off of them. America is a great nation not because of perpetual success, but the ability for anyone to recover from failure. It is those who decide to obsess over failure, that fail to achieve what it is that they want to do.

The longer that you obsess over failure, the more likely you are to begin to blame something or someone else. Whatever the reason may be, people like this do not have the mindset to accept personal responsibility, and instead begin to blame the society around them.

After all this being said, you can tell we are strongly against identity politics. We want to emphasize the emergency of this modern day dilemma.

Identity politics deemphasizes the individual and places him into groups based upon his race and various other qualities. This can’t be tolerated in any setting. We think that the only way to change this mindset is by reaching many of our peers through the press.

We have seen the emergence of hate groups and others who want to shut down free speech. We believe this article is a protest towards identity politics and all the unfair grouping that comes along with it, and we wish to exemplify this animosity towards the follies of collective thinking in this essay we contrived for our transcendentalist project for English.

Now we ask for your help to publish an article that will counter identity politics at WA and around the world.

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