Another issue my son brought up. Essentialism defines the brain dead idea that two weeks ago lost the Democrats the election, up and down the ticket.
Here is the way wikipedia defines it. “In social and political debate, the critique of essentialism arose from post-modernist theory, according to which the essentialist view on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or other group characteristics is that they are fixed traits, discounting variation among group members as secondary.”
Of course wikipedia has other definitions of essentialism that are quite different and wrong or irrelevant. Note that this definition came into academia from the French post-communist idolatry. It now pervades American academia.
The Democrats have come to believe in essentialism. They believe that women will vote for a woman, that what defines the voting patterns of blacks and latinos is the Party’s campaign promises to those categories.
That is nonsense. The majority of white women must have voted white because they didn’t vote for a woman candidate (54% for Trump). How did women know to vote their skin color rather than their genitalia?
The question is as stupid as the idea of essentialism.
What is the relevance of this issue to commerce?
Commerce depends on meritocracy and meritocracy seeks the most competent person. Merit has nothing to do with Democrat Party categories. Commerce seeks diversity of skill, competence, insight, talent and vision. Nothing immutable or written in the genes. Nothing ethnic, gender or nationality about diversity.