Flyover 2020: Identity Politics
The Upper Midwest is one of the most unpredictable places in politics right now. Voters in more than 50 counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan flipped from President Obama in 2012 to President Trump in 2016. And so-called identity politics played a role in that, for better or worse.
Today on Flyover 2020, we talk about how both political parties try to activate specific segments of voters – and whether that practice is leaving us even more fractured. We also talk with a conservative pastor from a small town in Iowa who defies some of those labels.
Khalilah Brown-Dean, political science professor at Quinnipiac University and the author of the new book “Identity Politics in the United States”
Rev. John Lee, Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Sioux Center, Iowa
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.
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