Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris blasted critics of "identity politics," saying that those who use the phrase are attempting to "marginalize issues that impact all of us."

Speaking Friday at the Netroots Nation event in New Orleans, Harris implored her supporters to instead fully address the issues of race and gender. Harris told the crowd:

"Let's be clear, when people say , it's a pejorative. That phrase is used to divide, and it is used to distract. Its purpose is to minimize and marginalize issues that impact all of us. It is used to try and shut us up."

Fox News Radio's Guy Benson weighs in on identity politics on Benson and Harf.