Equality

e·qual·i·ty /əˈkwälədē/ Noun The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. Equality. Equality is the balance of two beings no matter race, gender, sexuality, or beliefs. Equality contributes to and displays the genuine treatment everyone deserves no matter the status. The simple word means everything in relationships, relationships as simple as stranger and stranger. However, equality is beginning to grow into just a word, when in reality, the community’s respect and future depends on equality. Inequality is affecting future generations and today’s individuals. Separation, judging, and disadvantages, three main types of inequality. What are these examples of inequality and how are they majorly affecting our societies? Separation is an example of inequality that is majorly affecting individuals everyday. Separation could be secluding someone for whatever reason society finds a reason to. Separation includes excluding an individual or group or viewing your race, religion, sexuality, or gender as higher than another. People seclude others with differentiating lifestyles, feeling as if there is a barrier if they do not also practice the same. Examples of separation is often influenced on children; therefore teaching the future members of society that inequality is acceptable. Separation is a form of inequality affecting many as people will find reasoning in any differences to seclude or ‘seperate’. Judging is also a key example of inequality that individuals suffer from every day. Judging is almost targeted towards anyone or anything that could make them/it specifically different, such as gender or race. Judging comes in many forms and unfortunately is targeted SPECIFICALLY to those differentiating in any aspect. One could be looking at someone, even a stranger, and having the immediate thought to comment on their race or appearance in the thought that they’re automatically the inferior or the ‘lesser person’. Judging may seem harmless due to its common nature, however it is unjust and directed solely to those who may be different. Disadvantages, lastly, is a result of inequality that widespreadly appears everyday at schools, offices, etc. Due to inequality, one of a particular race or gender can’t experience or participate in certain activities. Society accepts this practice everyday in offices, homes, and schools, illustrating how fluent inequality is becoming. Disadvantages could include not receiving bonuses or attention. It also includes not receiving the same levels of respect, only because an individual differs in status. Inequality creates disadvantages for many everyday solely for the fact they’re different. As inequality becomes increasingly more common, society must ask what we can do to overcome separation, judging, and disadvantages. Together, society should see everyone on the same level with equal opportunities and respect. Overcoming inequality will strengthen relationships as simple as stranger and stranger and help the world grow as one, equally.

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