Tag Archives : inequities


CREATIVE TIME: Kenny Cheng

The first thing that comes to mind when most people hear the word “inequalities” is the growth income gap between rich and poor in our society. In the last three decades, the economy has been growing very slowly. However, income growth happened mostly at the top of the income scale. The share of total income of the top 1% jumped from 8.9% in 1976 to 23.5% in 2007. Yet in the same period, the real hourly wage declined by over 7%.

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CREATIVE TIME: Sue Lee

As a Korean American, I would have to say that I did not experience much racism growing up. However, there are some stereotypical judgments associated with my gender and looks that cause inequalities. For example, I am 5 foot 5 inches tall, and I only weigh 95 pounds. Because I am skinny, people assume that I do not eat, that I am not healthy, and that I am weak. Yes, I am skinny but I eat as much as any college boy would eat.

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CREATIVE TIME: Forrest Wang

While it is no secret that the United States, and many nations throughout the world, face various inequities, it is interesting how inequalities in wealth, income, economic opportunities (as well as opportunities in general), and many other issues are dealt with. One such example is the Occupy movement, which not only demonstrates a method of combatting issues, but also demonstrates the evolution of the method of protests.

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CREATIVE TIME: Eric Liu

Justice is a concept that plagued the early Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. Justice, virtue, and fairness are all ideas that are difficult to define and thus, the lack of those concepts is even harder to imagine. For example, the Bill of Rights declares that every American should have the right to a fair trial. In this case, justice means the defendant is able to present his claims in a nonpartisan environment.

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CREATIVE TIME: Nicholas McCutcheon

Gender inequality still exists because society conditions women to believe that “having it all” requires complete success in their professional and personal lives. “Having it all” refers to women’s ability to attain an interpersonal relationship, raise children, and have a successful career. However, “having it all” is currently out of reach because women are disadvantaged by the ideal-worker norm, the stresses of having to choose between having a career or family, and the unequal distribution of housework and childcare.

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CREATIVE TIME: Christina Shih

United States faces many health issues, from insurance plans to forty-four percent of adults becoming obese by 2030. These problems, unknowingly to many people, have some roots in the political and economical world. For example, the problem with trying to get many middle class families insured starts with the problem that insurance plans are too expensive and a lot of people cannot afford them.

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CREATIVE TIME: Amy Duong

Inequity differs from the term inequality, which are the differences and social disparities amongst one another that characterize one as unequal to another or the condition of being unequal. Inequity is the lack of being unbiased and unfair as equities are the fair and justness of said thing. For example, although society today may promote the concept of equality amongst all, equity is not mentioned or practiced in conjunction to the promotion of equality.

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