"If you believe that it's time to declare the end of identity politics [...] then join us."
The Context: Fiorina's brief announcement video targets what she calls "the professional political class" and condemns political tactics including the use of sound bytes and petty criticism. Within this collection of practices, she includes identity politics.
Identity politics is understood as organizing around the "shared experiences of injustice of members of certain social groups." These groups "typically aim to secure the political freedom of a specific constituency marginalized within its larger context." There are several such groups organized around inequities stemming from identities (race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and so on) and several ways that injustices are described, categorized, and/or quantified. One popular metric is to understand structural inequality and disadvantage, socially and politically, through comparing the incomes and earning potentials of different groups. Thus, we considered what an end to identity politics might indicate and asked