A Place and a Role for Allies
This is part 3 of ? of a recurring series on approaching debates with a mind toward actually changing minds and the world.
I've got some things to say in upcoming posts about how to fight the good fight re: identity politics, but first, I think it'd be useful for all of us to get a huge disclaimer out of the way. (This post had a bit of scope creep, too, and I ended up saying lots of standalone-important things.)
I'll get to it obliquely, by way of background first:
Connor Harris posts on Facebook:
Connor Harris: It is easy for progressive students at politically homogeneous colleges to forget that there exist self-consistent arguments against same-sex marriage, transgender rights, and any other progressive policy you should care to name.
Thomism, for example, is nothing if not self-consistent. One can reject the premises of these arguments (I do), or think that