Power Of Equality

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I strongly believe in the power of equality. The word has been thrown around and trashed by misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, and racist people. It has been a trigger word for many. Equality became the fuel to the flame of hatred and discrimination. I believe equality is needed; it is embroidered on flags at pride conventions, shouted from the lungs of civil rights activists, even written on posters at concerts. But equality is not just shown through words: it is shown through action. Equality is women getting paid equally as men; it is people of color receiving the same rights as whites. It is freedom, love, and chance. Discrimination has held equality hostage for generation after generation. Most, if not all, women have been held subordinate to men due to this concept; it was seen through women’s suffrage and the Republican Motherhood. Minorites such as African Americans, Latinos, and others are also discriminated against; it was seen during the 1920’s when the Klu Klux Klan re-emerged and when the Jim Crow Laws were established. People continuously fought and still fight for the equality they deserve. I admire it. I admire all the courage that has poured into the hearts of those being discriminated against. I believe equality is much needed in our day of age; I believe discrimination needs to end. Equality is defined in the English Dictionary as the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. However, the definition seems to fly

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