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What we can do about our tribal instincts

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The reality is, we’re all tribal. No matter what your ethnicity, culture or creed, you — just like every other human — experience tribalism. There are good evolutionary reasons why all human beings have tribal instincts:

“Humans evolved in the



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I am my mother’s savage daughter. Editor, writer, freelancer. Alison Tennent — lost and found in three continents. Soup Babooshka.