In America's melting pot, as the spectrum of power broadens to include different religions, races, genders, and sexual orientations, a complicated reality emerges: Americans don't always fit into one simple category. It is generally agreed that embracing all parts of our complex identities is a positive development, and politicians have taken notice. But who benefits from identity politics? Do they unwittingly divide us? Are they causing unneeded stress in the country? The perspectives in this volume explore intersectionality and identity politics as an emerging force in our culture.