On the topic in general, after having skimmed through some of the replies, though this is probably just to the fourth wall:
“The Problem”, for me, is that people overestimate their own capacities and they tend to carry that into groups they join. This is as opposed to doubting one’s own perceptions and doubting one’s own groups perceptions. Which, really, is a very basic concept that is often repeated through history.
The contrary view is taking one’s self as a sort of traveler. Instead of being “I am a doctor, white, male, who likes pizza”, you are someone who is as happy in Vietnam eating bird nest soup as you could be hanging with a South American tribe and chomping down on some nicely sizzled grub worms. (Providing, of course, that it is not too well done.)
Someone who can blend in to any group, and so, likewise, is aware of one’s own limitations, and the limitations of others.
Seeing but not judging.
This can be a bit ironic for groups that propose to shelter the weak and oppressed because they often their own selves end up very individual and “my group” focused. Which is the very problem with those who are narrow minded, judgmental, self-righteous, and hypocritical.
For example, with the “red pillers” [sic – I HATE that they are using such a beautiful term] … you see a situation where, for me, what I think? It is not unlike what I think with sexist, misogynist cultures of a variety of stripes: how wonderful it would be to turn them into women.
That seems so far from them, though very likely a reason they take such extreme Us Vs The So Very Distant And Hated Other is because of underlying homosexual tendencies, or otherwise some reason to engage in self-hatred of any “feminine” aspect of their own self.
Like with a North Korea or your local “corner” cult, they are the opposite of distrusting their own self and distrusting their group. They have gone to the extreme, and that is exactly where the problem is. Ignorance is one word for that. Conceit is another.
Narrow mindedness, judgmentalness, static, dead…
A devotion to killing the capacity of empathy… and most assuredly an extraordinary selfishness, even if that selfishness extends to one’s own group, which it can and does do.
And that is exactly what it is: the vice of selfishness taken to the extreme. I suppose the nature of selfishness tends to elude our perceptions when we see it manifested in a group, as opposed to in an individual, but it remains the very same animal: hungry, greedy, an appetite, distinctly without the capacity for love, but instead only love’s shadow - no desire for the pleasure of Other, only desire for pleasure for self.
Therefore, all said, it is true: devotion to diversity, open mindedness, desire for fairness, willingness to view matters from distant individuals and groups is a way for personal and global betterment… as long as one does not corrode these things and turn it into illusions that flatter the self and the group.