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  Social equality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social equality is a social state of affairs in which certain different people have the same status in a certain respect, at the very least in voting rights, freedom of speech and assembly, the extent of property rights as well as the access to education, health care and other social securities.
For example, one may consider equality of the sexes in opportunities for employment; the people in question are men and women (contrasted) and the social situation is the search for a job.
A fight for social and legal equality was seen during the sixties in the United States in the Civil Rights Movement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_equality   (242 words)

 Social equality Summary
Equality, Moral and Social The proposition " A and B are equal" may be descriptive or normative, but in either case it is incomplete without a statement of the respects in which the objects or persons compared are deemed to be equal.
Equality is a key concept in both ethics and politics, one that influences personal and public self-understandings, and provides guidelines for relations between individuals and for state action.
Social equality is a social state of affairs in which certain different people have the same status in a certain respect, at the very least in voting rights, freedom of speech and assembly, and the extent of property rights.
www.bookrags.com /Social_equality   (248 words)

 Equality (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
There is controversy concerning the precise notion of equality, the relation of justice and equality (the principles of equality), the material requirements and measure of the ideal of equality (equality of what?), the extension of equality (equality among whom?), and its status within a comprehensive (liberal) theory of justice (the value of equality).
Equal distribution is therefore not merely one among many alternatives, but rather the inevitable starting point that must be assumed insofar as one takes the justificatory claims of all to be of equal weight.
In addition, the postulate of equal freedom is equally valid: every person should have the same freedom to structure his or her life, and this in the most far-reaching manner possible in a peaceful and appropriate social order.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/equality   (13514 words)

 20th WCP: Freedom and Equality in the Comparison of Political Systems
The third important feature is that in a social institution the groups are ordered by the status relation such that they form a connected, transitive graph with a unique top-element.
Second, in the context of a social institution, each exertion of power is directly linked to mental predicates of intention and causal beliefs, and indirectly linked to macro-features like social positions and norms.
On the other hand, equality may vary without any change in the numbers of exertions of power, for instance, by mere `redistribution' of such exertions in the population.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Poli/PoliBalz.htm   (2168 words)

 Assignment #4
For, a distinction must be made between those divergences in social location that arise from factors that involuntarily constrain individuals and groups from attaining full enfranchisement in society and those divergences that arise from factors internal to the socio-cultural values and practices of individuals or groups-that is voluntarily or purposefully accepted divergences.
Social egalitarianism, therefore, requires sensitivity to the complexities of social life and the multiplicity of socio-cultural forms existing within the larger community as a whole.
Your task for this writing project is to select some specific issue of social inequality (or putative social inequality-if you intend to argue against the legitimacy of the issue in question) related to one such categorization and to articulate a well-reasoned position regarding this issue.
www.duke.edu /~malonefd/assign4.htm   (1151 words)

 "Equality" vs. "Equity"
Even when the difficulties and, indeed, the impossibility of social equality become apparent, however, they are seldom sufficient to cause the votaries of equality to abandon their goal.
When the contrast between the circumstances of different social strata is so profound as today, the argument--if it deserves to be called an argument--which suggests that the income they receive bears a close relation to their personal qualities is obviously illusory.
In party documents they argued that since the social environment in families of varying wealth and culture differed greatly, the only chance to insure that the children of the poor had the same chance for success as those of the well-to-do was to send all to public boarding schools.
www.honestedu.org /essays/resch/h_v.php   (5796 words)

 W.E.B. Du Bois, The Social Equality of Whites and Blacks
We believe that social equality, by a reasonable interpretation of the words, mean moral, mental and physical fitness to associate with one's fellowmen.
In this sense THE CRISIS believes absolutely in the Social Equality of the Black and White and Yellow races and it believes too that any attempt to deny this equality by law or custom is a blow at Humanity, Religion and Democracy.
Social equals, even in the narrowest sense of the term, do not have the right to be invited to, or attend private receptions, or to marry persons who do not wish to marry them.
www.yale.edu /glc/archive/1137.htm   (934 words)

 Equality, Egalitarianism and Social Stratification in Satanism
Satanism upholds the belief that everyone is not equal, and is broadly in sync with liberal opinions on social, moral and legal equality.
A commitment to equality [including economic and social equality] is in many respects the defining feature of socialist ideology, equality being the political value that most clearly distinguishes socialism from its rivals, notably liberalism and conservatism.
Socialism, in its various forms, is far removed from Satanism in terms of its ideology on economic or social equality as will be clear from the section above; people are not equal.
www.dpjs.co.uk /equality.html   (1311 words)

 The Apostle of Social Equality by Dr. K. I. Vasu
Often, they thought, rather they were tutored by the social customs to believe, that it is their fate to be born an outcast and it is their dharma or social duty to serve others and live in servility.
During a period of extreme social ostracism and rigid religious orthodoxy, Narayana Guru preached the maxim of "One In Kin, One In Faith and One in God is Man".
The people at the lower social strata were craving to raise themselves up socially; for them he showed the religious and spiritual channels in the first place and the social means in the second instance for such and upliftment.
www.sndp.org /Html/TheApostleOfSocialEquality.html   (5262 words)

 THE CONCEPT OF EQUALITY AND THE CASTE SYSTEM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The equality as envisaged by Gandhiji was based on compassion and was closer to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The essence of his equality was there in the Indian tradition of saints; but his fight was clearly political and that is why his idea of equality spread far and wide.
The issue of equality in a society with a class-based hierarchy and that in a society with multiplicity/inequality among various castes are qualitatively different from each other.
www.hvk.org /Publications/kumar.html   (2047 words)

 Supreme Court
Brown argues that this is independent of social inequality, which is a prevailing attitude in society and does not affect the legal equality of all citizens as political inequality does.
But even if social equality is not actively protected by law, Harlan essentially argues that it is not in the interest of society for the government to perpetuate these inequalities by force of law.
The question of "how equal?" is a very difficult one, but the Supreme Court’s role answers this question in the negative sense of "how not unequal?" Although not opposed in principle to the use of governmental sanctions to create social equality, the Court weeds out the more invidious legislation of this nature.
www.math.ou.edu /~chlee/supreme.html   (1550 words)

 Social equality
For decades, its political defenders claimed that social equality and justice could be achieved within the framework of the profit system, through the expansion of the welfare state.
But today, as the social gulf between rich and poor widens, it is impossible to maintain such pretences.
Contrary to the propaganda of big business, social equality does not mean reducing the living standards of the population to the lowest common denominator.
www.sep.org.au /sep/statment/socequal.html   (222 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Equality California (EQCA)
Equality California (EQCA) is one of the largest and fastest growing statewide glbtq advocacy and civil rights organizations in the United States.
While on the Executive Committee of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Kors was one of the creators of the "Equal Benefits Ordinance," which requires private firms and contractors doing business with the city of San Francisco to provide the same job-related benefits to domestic partners and married spouses of their employees.
Equality California Institute was established in 2000 and is a non-profit educational organization affiliated with EQCA.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/equality_california.html   (765 words)

 Social Watch: Country by country
A significant increase in public social expenditure has failed to meet the poverty reduction and equality goals in Panama, where the gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow.
Although resources for social purposes were almost doubled (at present 40% of the Government’s budget is allocated to the social area), results fall short of expectations.
In order to address them, it is essential to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of public expenditure for social purposes and to implement mechanisms aimed at ensuring transparency, thus incorporating the organized participation of civil society that demands the fulfilment of its rights and the monitoring of tax contributions.
www.socialwatch.org /en/informesNacionales/441.html   (1835 words)

 Thomas Sowell's Latest: Rethinking Social Justice
Wherever such equality of conditions does not exist—in other words, everywhere—the fallback assumption made by proponents of social justice is that some sort of oppression by another group caused it to be that way.
However, in the quest for social justice, the outcome is left not to an established system of blind rules and procedures, but to the subjective opinions of people with an axe to grind.
The leftists’ quest for social justice stumbles around in the dark, injuring both innocent “oppressors” and the disenfranchised “oppressed” in ways that are complex and theoretically impossible to predict.
www.contumacy.org /14SocialJustice.html   (940 words)

 The End of Equality by Mickey Kaus - A Book Review by Scott London
In The End of Equality, he argues persuasively that the most serious threat to American democracy today comes not so much from the maldistribution of wealth as from the decay or abandonment of public institutions in which citizens meet as equals.
Equality of income, he says, is less important than the goal of social or civil equality.
Kaus believes that the "solidarity-through- check-cashing" strategy, based on the idea that universal receipt of cash government benefits promotes social equality, has been as thoroughly discredited as the notion that distributing money to the poor will somehow end the indignity of poverty.
www.scottlondon.com /reviews/kaus.html   (346 words)

 FREEDOM AND EQUALITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The notions of freedom and equality in a group are precisely defined in terms of individual exertions of influence or power.
This theory is intended to model comprehensive social institutions like political systems and states -among other things.
In particular this shows that freedom and equality -even if both are defined in terms of power- yield different criteria for the ranking of political systems.
mindphiles.com /Balzer/freedom_and_equality.htm   (2125 words)

 Socialist Equality Party 2006
The vote, in the face of the myriad of restrictions aimed at keeping voters from hearing the views of third party candidates, was significant and indicative of the growing audience for a socialist alternative.
In addition, the SEP held public meetings throughout the country and addressed dozens of electoral events, in which it warned that the war and other attacks on working people would continue regardless of which party won the majority on Election Day.
Our campaign has helped lay the foundation for a socialist alternative as the aspirations of the population—to end the war, stop the attack on democratic rights and social inequality—inevitably collide with the reactionary agenda of the Bush administration and the Democratic majority in Congress.
www.socialequality.com   (1528 words)

 Gender Equality
The key objective is to eliminate inequalities and promote gender equality throughout the European Community in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of the EC Treaty (gender mainstreaming) as well as Article 141 (equality between women and men in matters of employment and occupation) and Article 13 (sex discrimination within and outside the work place).
The Unit dealing with "Equal Opportunities for Women and Men: Strategy and Programme" coordinates gender mainstreaming and assists other services of the Commission to gender mainstream their policies.
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities is assisted in its work by an Advisory Committee, a programme Committee, a High Level Group of senior Member State officials and a Commission inter-services group.
ec.europa.eu /employment_social/gender_equality/index_en.html   (422 words)

 The Famous Five - Legal vs. Social Equality
As we have seen, women's right to vote and hold political office did not ensure that women and their interests would be equally represented in politics.
Nor did legislation outlawing discrimination on the basis of gender make women socially equal to their husbands or male coworkers.
In truth, women's social status has improved over the years since the Famous 5 were publicly active.
www.abheritage.ca /famous5/leadership/legal_social_equality.html   (312 words)

 social equality
In Andrews, SCC adopted “substantive equality”: S. 15 intended to prevent discrimination against groups subject to stereotyping, historical disadvantage, and pol and social prejudice.
Most Canadians would clearly not be comfortable living in the situations of social equality along the lines of the Hutterite, Amish, Kibbutzim or Cuba.
According to Bakan, the Charter is an unlikely tool to tackle social inequality, but in addition to the legal issues, the attitudes of Canadians as a whole need to be considered.
www.yorku.ca /igreene/soceq.html   (881 words)

 Wikinfo | Equality
For the mathematical meaning, see either equation or equality (mathematics).
Equality is a social state of affairs in which certain different people have the same social status in a certain respect.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=equality   (156 words)

A common basis is that persons should be treated equally unless reasons for inequality exist: After that the problems include the kind of reasons that justify departing from equality, the role of the state in rectifying inequality, the link between a distributive system and the maximization of well-being.
And there will be the same equality between the shares as between the persons, that is, the ratio between the shares will be the same as [equal to] the ratio between the persons.
Y = humanity (equal concern and respect for the equal humanity of all human beings).
www.philosophy.ubc.ca /faculty/russellj/400equality.htm   (1117 words)

Such has been the case with the ideas and means suggested for attaining the social equality conceived by western thinkers, as well as their Indian counterparts.
With the movement of time the notion of equality which was confined merely to social and political thinking became a matter of legal consideration.
One of the crucial problems faced by all tribal communities in India is the problem of integration into the wider social, economic, and political system and, where as for the scheduled castes, the main task is to uplift socially and economically.
www.vepachedu.org /equality.html   (5310 words)

 President Harding and Social Equality by W.E.B. DuBois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The obvious and clear meaning is the right of a human being to accept companionship with his fellow on terms of equal and reciprocal courtesy.
Or to put it more simply: the real meaning of "Social Equality" is eligibility to association with men, and the forced and illogical meaning is the right to demand private association with any particular person.
And at the same time we say and as free men must say that whenever two human beings of any nation or race desire each other in marriage, the denial of their legal right to marry is not simply wrong—it is lewd.
teachingamericanhistory.org /library/index.asp?document=1129   (1690 words)

 Post Divorce Advice: Social Support - Equality in Marriage Institute
Going out again socially after a marriage breakup is a big step.
Friends who have been through a divorce are particularly good in giving you a shoulder to cry on or encouragement in successfully navigating the transition.
Parents Without Partners http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org/Support2.htm has a directory of chapters in the US and Canada and tips on coping, grieving, communicating with children and social considerations.
www.equalityinmarriage.org /adsocial.html   (477 words)

 Demanding Social Equality
Though a far-reaching female figure may seem to give Mexican-American women an inspiring role model, her image cannot be used for positive change unless there is also a demand for social equality.
Although her image had been manipulated for the purposes of vanquishing the polytheistic beliefs of the mexicas, pre-Hispanic elements remain in the Virgin and her image has been re-claimed and re-vitalized by the Chicana/o community.
In addition, there must be a "social expectation of equality." (Wessinger 6) One way in which Chicanas are doing this is through a re-interpretation of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
www.ic.arizona.edu /~ws5001/virgin.html   (1552 words)

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