I wonder if the stories of Jesus with children… especially the one where he said “of such is the kingdom of heaven”… suggest that the new world is made up of people who look before, beneath and beyond the distinctions. Or, better, look right at them with compassionate wonder.
There are two ways to see distinctions. One way is to see them as flawed factors in the other necessitating division and separation. Another is to appreciate them as the beautifully distinctive features that enrich our lives.
We are fundamentally equal. We are not fundamentally the same. Beautiful!