In A Wrinkle in Time, the three wise women, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which share wisdom gathered from living for a billion years. But then why does Ms. Who quote the nationality of the famous people she quotes when sharing her wisdom?
For example, when she quotes Buddha, she identifies him as Nepali, Rumi as Persian and Outkast as American.
Why, billions of years in the future, does the triviality and banality of geo-political boundaries and nationality still matter to them?
Kenny Powers is a character from right now, and he could give a shit about geo-political boundaries and ethnicities. Well sort of, but yeah, sort of right now is better than caring a lot a billion of years from now.