When it comes to people I don't believe we can ever be truly equal. Perhaps nor should we. Each person brings a truly unique and wonderful individuality to this earth and the very least we can do for each other is recognize that. Since no person can actually be measured against another how can we judge worth and therefore qualify deserving.
We must treat people as people. As we would want to be considered and consulted before plans are made for us. All people on earth together each in distinct glory unto our own lives.
Can't we all get along is understated... not enough.. can't we love all others as ourselves?