Comment: Tribalism.

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The NFL, politics, social cliques, nation states, and many more are products of tribalism.

Racism is not primarily about thinking another ethnic group is genetically inferior, it is about that person/people not being a part of my tribe, therefore I will invent the justification as to why they are of less value.

When MSNBC paints all non-democrats (outside of their tribe) as racists, it is not really about racism. It is about justifying why those outsiders are of somehow lesser. That outsiders are less intelligent and evolved, hence inferior, hence disposable.

War cannot take place when your tribe sees people outside of your tribe with the same value, you must first dehumanize them in the mind, which at the same time is reinforcement that you yourself are somehow more valuable. A little more godlike.