It’s Only Identity Politics When They Do It.

The Washington Post says that 91 percent of Romney voters are white. Why isn’t Romney’s concerted courtship of white folks considered playing identity politics? [...]

You Can Tweet Like This, Or You Can Tweet Like That, Or You Can Tweet Like Us.

Farhad Manjoo writes about how black people use Twitter, and, more specifically, the prevalence of black-created hashtags on the site:

Black people—specifically, young black people—do seem to use Twitter differently from everyone else on the service. They form tighter clusters on the network—they follow one another more readily, they retweet each other more often, [...]