In all my travels, I have found that people are pretty much the same all over the world. Everywhere I look, people are clever, learned, loving, creative, noble, and spiritual in about the same proportions.
Though culture and resources limit or amplify expression, those are not things that add to or detract from human spirit. An artist might carve out of stone, or cast in gold, but beauty will be the same result: thought made solid.
Things like skin colour or language or religion have no bearing on what is inside.
In a democracy - if elections be fair - then surely informed votes will act towards a good outcome?