Equity and Equality

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Youssef Haddad
Professor Black
English 1101
9 Nov 2013

Equality Vs. Equity:
People and The Law

Throughout the history of mankind and specially in modern times, many struggles emerged from people’s suppressed anger and hatred of the feudalism and the ruling monopolistic powers, and in their effort to create a system most suitable to their wants and desires and what they take as “values” and “rights” they stumbled on what is to this very day one of the most important and complicated dilemmas of human philosophy: how do we choose between equality and equity? What is the better choice? Do we prefer similarity or justice? And many questions as such, and as other ideas and ideologies go, it remains a major dispute among masses and masses of workers, farmers, countrymen as well as land owners, businessmen and politicians alike, and in many ways it is quite normal, the essence of both those ideas appear the same and are often put in the same category, but in reality they very far from each other on many levels and points of view and they represent systems that do show resemblance but are almost entirely different in functionality and order.

Nancy Kranich; Based upon Jorge Schement, "Imagining Fairness: Equality and Equity of Access in Search of Democracy," in Nancy Kranich, Libraries and Democracy, Chicago, IL: American
Library Association, 2001: 15-27.
Nancy Kranich’s education is as follows: MA, Library Science, University of Wisconsin—
Madison; MPA, New York University Wagner School of Public Service; PhD work, NYU Wagner
School of Public Service; BA, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin—Madison. She served as
President of the American Library Association in 2000-2001, focusing on the role of libraries in democracies, and is known to have written multiple accounts concerning the equality and freedom to spread…...

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