Yes, it is better without the 'so'.
In spoken English, 'so' before an adjective or adverb is used simply as an intensifier. 'I'm so sorry', 'We're so tired', 'You did that so well', for example.
In written English, it's not quite the same. If you use 'so' before an adjective or adverb in a written text, you expect it to be part of a specific construction, for example with 'that' followed by a phrase indicating a consequence: 'We see so many marginalized people that it seems impossible to imagine a solution to the problem.'