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Author: Yasmine Shepard

The Pay Gap

From my time as an undergraduate sociology major, I remember having to learn the difference between equality and equity. Equality and equity are two common words that are getting their fair-share of use due to the increasing march toward social justice for all. With that, has come the interchangeable and incorrect use of the words. Equality is the state of being equal. Equity is the quality of being fair and impartial. I want to include those definitions because it is important when discussing social justice toward equality, we must remember that equity is the road, path, boat, vehicle, or what-have-you, to get to equality. We will not have equality without acknowledging and achieving equity. Remember, if equality is what we seek, equity is what we...