Edith Stein Rose Above Identity Politics To Find Meaning

Identity politics often promotes a limiting, dehumanizing conception of the human person that places people into narrow categories — such as by race, ethnicity, sexuality, or sex — as the primary locus of personal identity. This progressivist project inverts human nature, claiming people are not individuals created in the image of God with a unique soul and body, but it fixates on other traits that possess a secondary, derivative value.

Instead, individuals are primarily "persons of color," or victims of racial or biological oppression, or defined by their sexual impulses and identity. This understanding of people's inherent worth creates significant, inescapable philosophical problems.

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