The IPA’s new report, The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching in Australian Universities in 2017 by Dr. Bella d’Abrera, was featured on the front page of today’s edition of The Australian.
“It (identity politics) reduces the complexity of the past into this basic idea of race, gender and sexuality” Dr d’Abrera said.
“How can we reduce the Renaissance to that? Or the industrial revolution to this idea of a male privilege that oppressed people?”
“It’s a big problem that means when people finish their history degrees they don’t necessarily know what happened in the past. Or they have this idea that everything that happened was due to a struggle between the oppressor and the oppressed.”
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