What a lonely species we are, searching for signals of life from other galaxies, adopting companion animals, visiting parks and zoos to commune with other beasts. In the process, we discover our shared identity.
By dismantling the narrow politics of racial identity and selective self-interest, by going beyond ‘black’ and ‘white,’ we may construct new values, new institutions and new visions of an America beyond traditional racial categories and racial oppression.
Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past.
Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual.
My national identity is first American. My religious identity is first Muslim.
The marvelous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by the asking as it does by the answering.
Conflicts are never caused in any simple way by identity, culture or economics. Where resources are scarce, or there are strong historical memories of conflict, small events are more likely to inflame passions.
My academic identity is that of a folklorist, and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
You only trust those who are absolutely like yourself, those who have signed a pledge of allegiance to this particular identity.
It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one’s own identity.