I invite you to try this with someone you know: Give them a quarter, a dime and a nickel. Ask them to compare the coins, then listen to whether they first say how the coins are different, or, alike, or, some combination of both. You may notice some interesting masculine versus feminine aspects.
There is no correct answer, only evidence that as individuals we make different initial judgments about the same information. I once thrived on people’s differences by rejecting people who believed differently than me–sometimes on a single issue.
An old Webster’s College Dictionary defines unreasonable feelings, emotions, and opinions of a hostile nature regarding national, racial or religious groups as “prejudice.” These days prejudice seems quite fashionable. It certainly was for me when I was young.
The trendy refusal to ignore other people’s similarities is like not noticing that those coins in the above comparison are all money, all round and made of metal, and all marked with “The United States of America,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “Liberty” and “In God We Trust.”