I had an acquaintance who told me that he had no respect for anybody but himself. I though that was an odd thing to say, because when you observed him, he didn't really appear to have any self respect, either. If the primary goal is to treat everyone equally, it is so much easier to treat everyone with equal disrespect than to try to have respect for everyone.
If our goal is to have love for everyone, I think it's better for people to start with unequal love, and work to be more inclusive, rather than to start with universal hate and try to raise it to love uniformly. The value needs to come selectively before the uniform application is possible.