Saturday, December 6, 2014

No Group Immune

Every definable ethnic, religious, or racial group is somewhat insular. It is natural if you are Han Chinese to put the well-being of Han Chinese first. That is not to say you hate other races. It is only logical if you are African-American to rally with other blacks at a time of perceived persecution. It is normal for Jews to rally to the defense of other Jews under attack. There is also a degree of tribalism in every group. It is when the tribal ethos becomes racist that we have to worry. Tolerance of the other is a virtue that must be taught.

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