As a white male, living in a predominantly white neighbourhood, working in a predominantly white workplace and profession, it is easy for me to say that everyone is the same. But it is also hard to think of ways to increase diversity while treating everyone truly equally.
As a biologist, I know that we are one species. For some of our early evolutionary history we could perhaps have been regarded as distinct races, but that term does not seem valid for the last few centuries, perhaps even millennia.
Rather than brush our differences under the carpet, I prefer to celebrate them. But that’s just an outlook on life and humanity, I fear it won’t do much to heal the divisions in society.