Social Equality & Equity
Insights: As you read the resources, create bullet points that capture what you have learned about the relationship between equality and social equity, and critical insights you gained from each article. Summarize these key points and insights by using APA format.
One thing that stands out is that equality is something that is easy to say but hard to enforce or truly define. Many assert that people should NOT be equal, should not given the right on the same footing as others and so forth. However, when the "rich get richer," such as has been happening for years now, that is a hard principle to defend (Hacker & Pierson).
Equality and equity of access are the two main perspectives, it would seem, when it comes to people's lot in life. The author of this response would side with the latter. So long as everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive, they should be allowed to reap the fruits of their labor even if that puts them in a position superior to others. However, many assert that equal access is not remotely in place now and that the overall playing field is far from level (Kranich, 2005).
The million dollar question for a lot of people is what, if any, role the wealth of the richest. However, redistribution of wealth does not seem to help all that much over the long-term. Also, many public servants and elected officials clearly overstep their bounds and limits with their actions and rhetoric. At the same time, many (but certainly not all) of the disadvantaged in life are in that position because of bad choices they have made. However many others are born into horrible situations and never get a real chance. Broad-based assumptions and single-form solutions do not hold any water (Glaser et al., 2011; Hacker & Pierson, 2010; Cooper, 2012).
Resource: In addition to the assigned readings, share one other resource that amplifies the themes for this week, such as the relationship between equality and social equity. Note a book, article, news items, website, or film with similar ideas, thoughts, and themes. Cite your resource by using APA format, and explain, in no more than three sentences, how this resource is relevant to the assigned readings.…
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Society's View Of Criminal Justice System Society's Perception of the Criminal Justice System Laws exist to maintain order and peace and provide for the safety and well-being of all members of society. Acts that disrupt and threaten this system of order are deemed criminal in nature and are therefore punishable by law. For the most part, Americans understand that our criminal justice system is designed to prevent criminal behavior, punish offenders and
By extension, this decision was expected to pave the way for a more equitable society. The Civil Rights Act also served other equal-rights movements, such as the women's movement. This law gave women's rights activists in the 1970s legal standing to fight for equal pay and anti-sexual harassment policies. Furthermore, feminist theorists like Patricia Hill Collins pointed out black women faced dueling prejudices regarding their gender and race (Collins 2004).
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