Faculty note: Dale, ‘identity politics’

His essay is titled “Why We All Believe in ‘Identity Politics’,” and it points out that notables including current Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and former President Ronald Reagan were long ago on record with respect to one of the issues dominating this week’s Sotomayor confirmation hearings. Alito and Reagan, writes Assistant Prof. Timothy Dale, Social Change and Development, can be regarded as realists appreciative of the value of different perspectives. Interesting read at the site, Campaign for America’s Future.