America's inequality is caused by narcissistic "leaders" who revel in the power to decide "for the people" like a parent for a child, but lack the courage to change antiquated laws for use "by the people."
A second-grader told me: "I can't play with that girl because she is different." I encouraged her to play with everyone in her group. Like the 1958 movie "South Pacific" explained: Separatism is "carefully taught"!
Separate church matters from state matters, don't avoid people you disagree with.