Invisible Man

What is the doctor trying to tell them and us about invisibility between individuals of different races or ages?

The doctor says to Norton and the narrator:

"Poor stumblers, neither of you can see the other. To you he is a mark on the scorecard of your achievement, a thing and not a man: child or even less- a black amorphous thing. And you, for all your power, are not a man to him, but a God, a force-"

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The doctor is expressing the deep rift between black and white people. Blacks are a symbol of white conquest while whites are a symbol of the God-like conquerors from a distant past. The humanity is missing between the two groups: they will never see each other as human beings.