In today's day and age, race, religion, gender and politics are four things we could well do without. Every major problem we seem to have can be traced back to any one of the four.
It doesn't matter if you're black, white or otherwise. It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat, Republican, independent, socialist or Communist. It doesn't matter if you're male or female, gay, straight, bi or trans. It doesn't matter if you're Muslim, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic.
At the end of the day, all of those take a back seat to one simple yet crucial fact: We are all human beings, and the sooner we realize this, the better.