identity politics

/aɪdɛntəti ˈpɒlətɪks/ (say uydentuhtee 'poluhtiks)

noun
activism aimed at advancing the interests of a particular social, racial, religious or other grouping, usually a minority or a disadvantaged group, the tactics involving the altering of the way the members of the group perceive themselves and are perceived by the majority.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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