How U.S. identity politics became weaponized


By 2041, the U.S. is predicted to become a minority-majority nation. For the first time in the country’s history, whites will be in the minority as other groups gain representation in business, culture, governance, and beyond. Political dialogue is shifting to reflect these changes – and not all of it – is good.

As the 2020 elections ramp up, do identity politics risk becoming a weapon for divisiveness – rather than a tool to forge national unity?

With us to talk about identity politics – both the good and the bad – is Kurt Bardella. He’s a media strategist who was previously a Republican congressional staffer. He was also spokesperson for the alt-right website Breitbart News.

In 2017, Kurt defected from the GOP and became a Democrat. Among many things, he’s a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, and a frequent voice heard on NBC News. He’s also founder of Morning Hangover, a daily news website for country music.