Appeal to identity

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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 political, 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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  • P1: X asserts Y is true.
  • P2: X identifies as the same group I do.
  • C: Y is true.
  • P1: X asserts Y is true.
  • P2: X identifies in a group I hate.
  • C: Y is false.
  • P1: X asserts Y is false.
  • P2: X identifies as the same group I do.
  • C: Y is false.
  • P1: X asserts Y is false.
  • P2: X identifies in a group I hate.
  • C: Y is true.

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