On this Summer Special Nick from Freedom of Species and Lottie discuss what journalist Naomi Klein refers to as trickle down identity politics. This form of identity politics, typified by people such as Hillary Clinton, prioritises achieving a more diverse range of people in positions of power, with the argument that if more people from marginalised groups get into positions of power, these benefits will eventually “trickle down” to that group as a whole.
We do this drawing on the following article that Nick has written: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/idpols3/
This show is a 3CR Summer Special – see here for other Specials: https://www.3cr.org.au/summerspecials2022-2023
Music: Why Are You Like This? Season 1 Episode 6 I Will Not Speak for the Entire Queer Community, Racist Sexist Boy by The Linda Lindas, American Tune by AJJ, Not Black Enough by Proper, How the World Works by Bo Burnham.
Freedom of Species is currently on a Summer break and we’ll be returning to regular programming on 22 January.