8 responses

  1. channing
    February 20, 2016

    wow this is shit. tribalism can be applied to modern life, not just africans in literal tribes you dumb shit. your logic is fucked and went something like this….tribalism comes from tribes in africa, it is therefor not the same as racism.


    • ola
      August 9, 2016


      I couldn’t agree with you more!


    • sats
      March 15, 2017

      100% What is Brexit and the related increase in hate-crimes if not a form of tribalism?


    • Chuck Andres
      September 3, 2020

      Sounds a bit biased or political, no?


  2. james okumali
    November 5, 2016

    When its in the west its called racism in Africa tribalism


    • Roger
      July 31, 2017

      This site is great at giving specific examples of anything in America. I guess the example of Sudan and Rwanda couldn’t find a place in this article…


  3. Famas
    January 11, 2018

    So different races can be within the same tribe and racism can happen within the same tribes.


  4. Osarueme
    June 10, 2020

    Tribalism and racism are bad. Tribalism is not only in Africa, UK and Scandinavia all have tribes. Tribalism is different from racism. Tribalism is the grouping and organizing of people into tribes. These tribes are mainly of the same race. The affiliations are based upon their customs and tradition, religious beliefs, and ethnicity. These tend to be the criteria for which people aligned with certain clan benefited. They are showed favoritism because they belief the same, from the same village, and speak the same dialect. But these favors shown doesn’t undermine or necessitate the need to sideline someone who has the needed skill for certain remunerations e.g jobs, etc. Tribalism in its description aligns more with the definition of prejudice. I can see the reason someone will mistake them because they are very identical.
    Racism is the belief that a certain race of people, usually of the same color tend to have specific attributes that make them superior to other races and thus undermining the other races that are not of their own race. With tribalism, you could still get employment even if you are not of that tribe just because you have the needed skills, but with racism you could be the best at what you do and be over looked just because of the color of your skill. With tribalism, you could be arrested under the suspicious that you committed a crime, but with racism you could be arrested just for being black, and that is your only crime. I have seen people, mostly from African decent posting on social media trying to compare both, but they are very different. I know because i have experience both, and they are not the same thing. They both hurt, and bring pain, but one is a lesser evil than the other.


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