To the editor:

Why is it that we only categorize people by race and ethnicity to determine whether they're a "minority"?

Since we seem so obsessed with categorizing and labeling people, we should also focus on people's ideological differences. Diversity of thought has taken a back seat to outward appearance.

Judging a book by it's cover seems to be all the rage. Let's take time to listen to each other’s thoughts and ideas before we judge them.

I think this nation needs to take a trip back in time to the days of preschool so we can all learn the basics of getting along with one another again.

Matt Mangano

North Andover