Equality in America

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Equality can be defined as every person being treated as equals; some examples include: everyone has the same laws, same rights, and access to the same education. In the world of equality there wouldn’t be any sort of discrimination, everyone would be treated as equals. No race greater than the other, no gender greater than the other, etc. In the fantasy world of equality, there would be no more discrimination, or biased opinions, which is why it is considered a “fantasy”. Equality can never truly be achieved simply because of the human race. Not everyone agrees on everything, which not only makes life difficult, but pushes equality even farther from our midst. People are biased and there is no getting around it; no matter what the problem, people have their own ideas, beliefs, and opinions. What helps them determine those beliefs is not important, but that a world of unbiased humans is simply impossible. Many laws have been established regarding equality, and progress has been made. I am not stating that we need to drop everything we are doing and do more towards it, but I am stating that America is lying to the people when it claims it is “equal”. In President Obama’s second Inaugural Address he stated “We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.” As poetic as this may seem, it is unfortunately not true. With the issue of equality comes the issue of the meaning itself. Some would argue that everyone is equal when everyone has the same rights, others would say it will be when everyone is treated the same. Also, some argue that ... ... middle of paper ... ...d something to disagree on and be biased about. Equality is about being equal to everyone. We can’t do that if not everyone is on board. Works Cited Bednarz, Daniel. Medicine After Oil. Mauk and Metz 631-632 Churchill, Ward. Crimes Against Humanity. Mauk and Metz 554-558 Mauk, John, and John Metz. The Composition of Everyday Life A Guide to Writing. Brief Fourth ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2013. Print Stiglitz, Joseph. "Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth." Opinionator Equal Opportunity Our National Myth Comments. N.p., 16 Feb. 2013. Web. 3 Nov. 2013. . Vaughan, Tricia Smith. Not Homeschooling? What’s Your Excuse? Mauk and Metz 638-640 "Women's Earnings and Income." Catalyst. N.p., 18 Sept. 2013. Web. 3 Nov. 2013. .
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