Politics used to be about what you think. But increasingly, it’s becoming who you are. There’s a name for this — identity politics — and it’s tearing at America’s social fabric on both sides of the aisle. Identity politics doesn’t promote justice, fairness, or tolerance; it promotes the idea that one’s race, gender, or religion is more important than logical unbiased analysis. Reuniting a divided America means focusing on what unites us and looking at the issues that plague our nation and the groups within it through a shared lens, not splitting America up into tribes.
Diversity of thought is the bedrock of a free society, and if we lose it, we risk losing freedom in America.