In your article you wisely wrote, "I’d prefer to take the term “racist” out of the equation because it is inflammatory and makes it difficult to talk about what is actually taking place."
That is an essential element in your article and at the heart of what I'm referring to. The race based claim that "all white people are racists" takes it out of the realm of culture. Any and all claims and assumptions about individuals based upon their race is racism.
Does racism/tribalism exist world wide? Sure it does. Fighting racism with more racism doesn't seem like a logical approach. Yes, to your preference above, it's not a race based preference but rather a thoughtful one that is where we agreeing in all this.