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Avoid Tribalism and Identity Politics

In political rhetoric, "tribalism" and "identity politics" refers to caring primarily about a group of people, rather than caring primarily about a principle.

Those who prefer principle-focused positions believe that such positions are less devisive, have broader support, and are more likely to be adopted while still helping groups of interest. They believe that group-based grievances are suboptimal because they may result in benefits accruing to some group members who don't need them, and may be withheld from those outside the group who do need them.

If you want to embody principle-focused positions rather than tribal ones, consider adopting the following kind of thinking.

1.
Instead of advocating that "women should have equal pay for the same jobs as men", advocate that "everyone should have equal pay for the same job".
2.
Instead of advocating for "gay marriage rights", advocate for "the right to marry whomever you choose" (or hold the position that "the government shouldn't be in the marriage business").
3.
Instead of advocating for "reducing socioeconomic inequality in African American neighborhoods", advocate for "reducing socioeconomic inequality".

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