No one should be treated any differently because of their classification in life.
Some classifications are Black/Brown, Rich/Poor, High IQ/Low IQ, College graduate/ HS graduate/ uncompleted school, CEO/Cleaning crew. Yes, there are more. Classification can be used to divide, or it can be used to unify or identify. Here is a true story.
Question: What is the difference between a teacher and a garbage collector? Answer: The rate of pay.
When I was in the ninth grade (Lower East side of Manhattan NY) our English teacher would always groan when the garbage trucks would pick up garbage outside of our classroom (I think we were on the third floor). He would say “I would be better off collecting garbage than teaching you kids. They get paid a lot more than I do.” I have no clue if that was true, however, each is just as essential as the other. Imagine if no one collected the garbage. We also found out when the garbage collectors went on strike. I don’t know how many days, but imagine garbage stacking up on sidewalks (about 1,000 people lived in a square block).
Question for you! Do you greet and/or smile and/or wave at your garbage collectors? Do you look your grocery checker in the eye and smile? (Yes, people can tell is you are smiling even with a mask on.)
Have a good day!