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Appeal to identity

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Cogito ergo sum
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Lol when people call you racist because of the color of your skin.

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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