Why do you and I, soldiers, think we're lesser?
No, seriously. What makes us think we're less valuable than other people?
We have the exact same amount of value that they do. Why is this so hard to comprehend? To believe? To maintain?
A lot of people have hidden biases. It's a shame, but it's humanity. The fact is the vast majority of discrimination is unintentional. Very few people actively seek to make people feel they have lesser value. Those who do are bullies, and they're likely hurting themselves. Hurting people hurt people.
Check your own biases. And remember your dignity.
Just as much as everyone else. Really.