Equality Is The Central Point Of Discussion

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Equality In America Throughout the history of America, equality has always been the central point of discussion in society. Many believe that America has reached the point of equality where everyone is equal. Obviously this is not the case, but we have made great strides to reach a world where everyone is equal. However, America has made great improvements in making equality relevant in todays society. Although contemporary society has succeeded in making “equality” a reality, I claim that it has also failed in addressing this theme appropriately. America has always been associated with the theme and value of equality. America’s history is thick and rich with the major theme of equality. For instance, the abolishment of slavery, which…show more content…
USAID quotes, “If we can erase these inequities and put women on equal footing with men- we know we can unlock human potential on a transformational scale”. The government agency’s push towards equality for women will not just benefit women, but many other people. For instance, USAID quotes, “just by empowering women farmers with the same access to land, new technologies and capital as men, we can increase crop yields by as much as 30 percent and feed an additional 150 million people”. This agency is a work in progress, but there mindset is on equality for all, which is magnificent. Contemporary society has been able to keep the value of equality relevant throughout America. The strides made by society in order to reach equality for all genders is tremendous, yet society is still in the dark over equality in other areas. While society in America has been able to keep the value of equal germane, it has also failed in making this value a reality. Writer Joseph E. Stiglitz, author of the”Great Divide”, quotes, “the gap between aspiration and reality could hardly be wider”. Stiglitz is pessimistic about the value of equality in America and how it has been addressed. Stiglitz quotes, “Today, the United States has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country, study after study has exposed the myth that America is the land of opportunity”. Now, Stiglitz is making a huge statement by saying that
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