Progressive Gets Asylum From Identity Politics

A lefty scholar leaves a progressive think thank for a conservative one.

Ruy Teixeira

So writes the Editorial Board at the Wall Street Journal. Ruy Teixeira spent many years at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive Washington think tank “that provides much of the agenda for Democrats.”

But he has had enough. And is now joining the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He hasn’t changed his mind about economic or political matters. And AEI in the spirit of diversity has decided to give him a new home.

“I’m just a social democrat, man. Trying to make the world a better place.

Ruy Teixeira

"Yet he said CAP is being warped by a junior staff for whom identity politics is everything."

It’s become very hard to have a conversation about race and gender and trans issues, even crime and immigration. You know, ‘How should the left handle these?’ There’s a default assumption about how you’re supposed to talk about these things, even the language. There’s a real chilling effect on all of these organizations.”

Ruy Teixeira

And what is the default assumption?

“It’s just cloud cuckoo land. The fact that nobody is willing to call b—, it just freaks me out.”

Ruy Teixeira

That’s because kids fresh out of college have been trained to accept everyone’s version of “truth”, especially if it emanates from a ‘marginalized’ group.

As a good social democrat he was working on a project that aimed to unite the black and white working classes.

“Nobody wanted to touch it. You could tell. People were leery of talking about the white working class, as if it was de facto racist.”

Ruy Teixeira

Full Editorial Here.

Viewpoint diversity and its expression is currently out of style in many organizations these days. More people need to be willing to speak up about cancel culture, speech codes, etc.., and question unquestionable narratives, like Gender Identity.

We need more adults in the room.