Comment: "Lumping people into groups" ?

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"Lumping people into groups" ?

People are already identified with groups without having to "lump them". We are all naturally tribal. Why do you think so many blacks are now upset that one of their tribe got killed and they did not achieve vengeance through the courts? They either assume he was innocent because he was one of theirs, or they don't care whether he was innocent or guilty -- for the same reason.

Maybe it is time we accepted that people are tribal and found ways to work with it instead of denying reality all the time. And group identity does not preclude individual identity and consideration. They can and do coexist. In the past, such tribal differences and identities were recognized and (in theory, excepting occasional wars, etc.) respected by means of borders.