A review by ka_cam
Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

challenging informative inspiring fast-paced


A concise, quick, accessible overview of elite capture, identity politics, deference politics, and some ideas for truly liberatory constructive strategies. Used a lot if metaphores with some interesting historical anecdotes, quotes, and parables. Anyone who is tired of neoliberal identity games (on the girlboss or Black capitlism levels, or in small settings) will find compelling points and antidotes to navel-gazing and self/class-serving coptions of identity. As a very short text it doesn’t dig as deeply as it could, or develop critiques or other options as much as I would have liked, but an interesting addition to the conversation on how we should and can conduct and understand ourselves, our communities, and our systems to build a better world.

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