These are universals. They will always be held as the highest of human values. Cultural sensitivity or awareness is disparaged by calling it "political correctness", under a conservative program to undermine the Honor you mention. Cultural awareness simply means we honor one another for following the virtues you list above. The man with the paralyzed tongue is not a "moron" and the woman in dreadlocks is not a "crack ho". When you discover that one of them invented modern physics and the other is Whoopie Goldberg, you are quick to change your position. So what's wrong with that picture? This is all we are saying.