Melissa Chiu,   This is such an important point, and you relate it so well!  I find myself returning to this site because of the eloquence and worldviews of wonderful people like you.  We must all believe in the rights of others to be accepted and treated as human beings with  value.  Mental deficiencies and preconceived belief could be the biggest obstacle we face in our evolutionary process.   The internet is a great way to start...