Identity politics? Or identity crisis? If Americans are to mend the rupture in our country, we must begin to ask ourselves whether or not, despite our differences, can we find within ourselves an ability to compromise. As the most recent Pew Research shows, partisanship has been on the rise for the past two decades and accelerating more rapidly since 2004. If we as a people, as Americans, are to survive as a country, we must end the era of identity politics that seek to divide us and instead begin to view ourselves as as a unified people with a unified purpose.