Identity politics, is by its nature a problem, it allows people to become close minded and shut down instantly from views other than their own. It makes people ignorant to things. To become a mere robot and not question their belief, to simply say "My party is defined by these traits, I support my party so I should mirror these beliefs."
It creates schisms where there were none, it breeds conflict, but not in a rational way, rather it promulgates an "us and them" idea. Something that this world already has too much of.
YOU define yourself, not your political view. Discuss. (33 mark question, please do not write in the margins or use your real name, student numbers please.)