“We are all familiar with what I will call the ‘identity reflex.’ We all hear the call of some tribe or another. We humans are a variegated lot—differing by race, ethnicity, cultural heritage, religion, and political and sexual orientation. This is, of course, as it should be. Diversity is a good thing—really.
Still, there are times when the call of the tribe just might be a siren’s call and when an excessive focus on ‘identity’ could lead one badly astray. What is more, I firmly believe that now is just such a time.”