Quoting TOF Spot
The reification of abstractions is the notion that because a bunch of people can be put in a box, they derive their opinions and preferences from the label on the box, rather than vice versa. The bucket labeled “Women” does not consist of identically distributed pieces, but of individuals with diverse opinions. Neither does the bucket labeled “College Degree.” These are attributes abstracted from voters, not voters themselves. Adjectives are not nouns.
Well, well said. Part of why I’m so annoyed with folks talking about how we have to appeal to X or Y… people are people, not box-members.