CIA recruitment ad and identity struggles

Aisha Ahmad: ‘Actual quotes from a new CIA recruitment ad:
“I am a woman of color”
“I am a cisgender millennial”
“I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder”
“I am intersectional”
…Yes, power co-opts the language of the left
No, it wouldn’t co-opt “workers of the world unite!”
Yes, struggles around identity are struggles for survival, dignity & justice
No, struggles around identity without roots in class & anti-imperialism are NOT projects of the left.’

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