Will equality ever happen?

August 05
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Will there ever be true equality for all?

5 Answers:

soleilcab1 avatar

We’ve had so many iterations and definitions of “equality” over the years, that it’s no surprise to me that we’re still dealing with a ruling majority of old, white, God-fear-mongering men. Movements have come and gone, laws have been created, court cases have been won, and yet The United States (and subsequently the world) still suffers from massive inequality. 

This may come as a shocker, but I don’t believe we can ever be truly equal, nor do I think we actually want to be. In dealing with equality, we’re primarily discussing two things — equal access to opportunity and equal treatment under the law. I propose that equal treatment is not, in fact, what we’re aiming for. We actually need more of different two things — increased focus on equity, or “need-based” equality, and legal and social accountability when that promise of equity is threatened.

According to George Lakey from Waging Nonviolence, there can never be true equality.  According to him, “rank reflects values. The only way not to have rank would be for groups to give up having values, which is undesirable and impossible anyway.”  And rank, unfortunately, is a covert form of inequality.  If someone is ranked higher than another in even a social situation, automatically full equality is not present.  

Above all, we still have a very long way to go to have equality for all because the elites might be the major stumbling block to this reality.

goatblackhole avatar

This is a difficult question to answer. Equality has been fought for throughout history and is still an ongoing battle. Many factors, such as race, gender, and socioeconomic status, contribute to inequality. 

While progress has been made in recent years, there is still a long way to go before true equality is achieved. The key to achieving this goal lies in changing people's mindsets on the issue. It will take a lot of work, but it can be done!

stonestickceres avatar

We'd like to think there will be true equality for all one day. However, the way things look, there's still a long way to go. We're making progress, but there's still a lot of work to be done. More importantly, we have to address the root cause of these problems to make an impact. 

You can't just put a band-aid on something and expect it to heal on its own. The only way we'll truly solve this is by addressing issues such as racism and sexism at their core, which unfortunately takes time and effort.

Lifeisgood avatar

The concept of equality has been a topic of discussion for centuries. While significant progress has been made in achieving equality in many areas, including gender, race, and sexuality, there is still a long way to go to achieve true equality for all.

One of the biggest challenges to achieving true equality is the deeply ingrained prejudices and biases that exist in society. These biases can lead to systemic discrimination, where certain groups of people are disadvantaged in areas such as education, employment, and healthcare.

Another challenge is the lack of representation and diversity in positions of power and influence. When those in power do not reflect the diversity of society, it can be difficult to enact meaningful change and address issues of inequality.

Despite these challenges, there have been significant advancements in recent years towards achieving true equality for all. Some examples include:

The legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries

The #MeToo movement, which has shed light on issues of sexual harassment and assault

The Black Lives Matter movement, which has brought attention to issues of police brutality and systemic racism

These movements have brought about important changes in laws and attitudes, but there is still a long way to go.

In order to achieve true equality for all, it is important to continue to educate ourselves and others about the issues facing marginalized communities. It is also important to advocate for policies and laws that promote equality and to support organizations that work towards this goal.

While it may be challenging to achieve true equality for all, it is important to continue striving towards this goal. By working together, we can create a more just and equitable society for everyone.

DivyangDhyani avatar

It is important to acknowledge that achieving true equality for all is a complex and ongoing process that requires the participation and effort of individuals, organizations, and governments around the world.

While significant progress has been made in many areas, including civil rights, women's rights, and LGBTQ+ rights, there is still much work to be done to address issues such as systemic racism, income inequality, and access to education and healthcare.

It is also important to recognize that achieving true equality is not just a matter of changing laws and policies, but also involves addressing deeply ingrained cultural attitudes and beliefs. This requires ongoing education, awareness-raising, and advocacy efforts.

While true equality for all may be a lofty goal, it is an important one to strive towards, and progress can continue to be made by individuals and organizations working towards this goal.

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