South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, called for unity and rebuked his own political party for using “identity politics” to divide Americans during a speech to a major LGBTQ group on Saturday.
“We have a crisis of belonging in this country,” he said, arguing that divisive identity politics “have even entered into the consciousness of my own party.”
The 37-year-old is the first openly gay major presidential candidate.
He argued that voters shouldn’t be asked to choose between supporting the interests of a trans woman of color and an unemployed auto worker.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, called for unity and rebuked his own political party for using “identity politics” to divide Americans during a speech to LGBTQ activists on Saturday.

Buttigieg argued that President Donald Trump and his party have exploited “the most divisive form of such politics, which is white identity politics,” and that Democrats should use the diversity in Americans’ personal stories to unite people, rather then categorize and divide them.

“It is true that each of us could see in our own identity all the reasons we’re misunderstood and then say, ‘You don’t understand me because …read more


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