Examples Of Egalitarianism In America

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Most people think of America as “the land of the free”. From the outside it may seem like America has many freedoms. However, if those who do not live in American could see America from a different view, they may not like some of the injustices this country brings upon some of its citizens. When I think of injustices I look at it as the unfair treatment brought on to someone, who has no reason to be treated unequally. Unfair treatment in this country, mainly stems comes from the police officers that are put into power; those who are supposed to be here to help, serve and protect are those who most of us are afraid of today. Most citizens want to view law enforcement as courageous, fearless, respectable, and honest individuals. Unfortunately, for a countless number of officers this does not hold true; because there are many officers that tend to destroy this concept with their reckless behavior. Lately, police brutality has become a major issue in America; due to improper training, the use of excessive force against minorities, and America’s broken system for justice, as police officers are not being held accountable for their actions.
The concept egalitarianism can be a little difficult to understand at first, because there are many different ways to define this concept. The basic idea around egalitarianism is “people should get the same, or be treated the same, or be treated as equals, in some respect” (Encyclopedia of Philosophy). There are different ways to define equal

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