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Appeal to identity

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Lol when people call you racist because of the color of your skin.
—trickstersqueen[1]

An appeal to identity asserts that the soundness of an argument stands or falls based on the identity of the arguer. In particular, this identity is often a racial, gender, or sexual identity.

In this sense, the appeal to identity is closely related to the genetic fallacy, poisoning the well, tokenism and the ad hominem fallacy.

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