Even homogeneous societies still delve
into self manageable or micro-identities.
. God created the earth.
2. “Let’s make man…” and so forth.
3. People have one language and in agreement and try to build a tower.
4. God confuses their language and scatters them around the world,including West Africa.
“Whoever is killed under the banner of blind following, which calls to tribalism or supports tribalism, then he has died upon ignorance.” The prophet muhammad.S.A.W.
What is peculiar to ethnicity or tribalism is that “it involves demands by one group on other competing group(s)” (Nnoli; 2008). Chinua Achebe in his view describes ethnicity “as discrimination against a citizen because of his/her place of birth” (Achebe; 1997).
Islam doesn’t preach tribalism. Therefore, anyone who practices it is following his own personal goal.
We are born into ethnic and tribal communities that endow upon us identities, histories, legacies, pains, joys, struggles and potentials and mostly pride.
The knowledge that before you there were others who contributed and added value a people and period in time, bettering the lot and leaving historical tales and stories challenging and demanding that you know about them and add a measure equal or more than what was.
It would be a bore to share the same historical perspective with everyone you meet with in a bus or at work…where’s the fun in that.
Even homogeneous societies still breakdown into self manageable or micro-identities
Forget diversity think inclusion