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When did inequality start?

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posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 07:53 AM

originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: schuyler
Well said.

When I was in the military I learned that I preferred a team of misfits, over a team of programmed and conditioned recruits, because the misfits could handle the unexpected. Instead of sitting around debating who or what caused the glitch, my misfits just fixed it.

Sometimes being equal is not what is important. What fits and what works to get the job done is what should really matter.

so i take it were not talking about legal rights, we are talking about plain human traits?

Well...if everyone were equal in that sense then this world would be super boring. We need the transients, the snobs, the compassionate, the tree-huggers, the racists. We need them all. Without darkness we cannot see the greatness of the light. And with out death, life loses its worth.

sorry to post such cliche quotes but so true.
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posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 09:43 AM

originally posted by: ketsuko
HuffPo disputes you.

Kansas is nowhere near failing. In fact, they're one of the top spenders.

The top scorers were New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and then Kansas. The site dubbed the areas with the worst school systems as Nevada, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and, lastly, the District of Columbia.

Then why can't Kansas seem to keep their schools open the full term? Last year they ended what, 3 weeks early because they ran out of money?

posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 10:23 PM

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: darkbake


You are trying to equate equality of opportunity with equality of outcome. They are very different things.

No, I'm talking about equality of opportunity. Maybe you don't understand, so I'll explain a bit. Blacks are just rising out of slavery in the late 1800's. Their community and their parents have just been slaves. They are still seen as a lower class. How do you expect them to have an equal opportunity to the white person whose parents were a plantation owner, and who has contacts in high places throughout the state? The white person who will get hired because of their skin color and the fact that they are part of the alpha culture?

Do you think this didn't happen soon after slavery ended?

How long do you think it would take to get the bias out of the system?

Throughout the history of science, there have been women who have made important discoveries - however, these discoveries, often involving hard work and high intelligence, were not credited to the women but the men they worked with. There would be no use denying this happened, in fact, it was probably incredibly common before women got the right to vote and started making headway in the workforce.

Both of these ARE examples of INEQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY. They are ingrained in our culture, although I definitely admit that we have come a long way, possibly even to the point where the equal opportunities might almost exist.

BUT don't forget that women still don't get paid as much as men, and still don't have a high representation in leadership roles like congress or business. This is quite likely due to an unconscious bias against women being in those roles.

8 Inventions by Women that Dudes got Credit For

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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 08:49 PM
a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

Obviously. It's what I stated.
Of course it really has nothing to do with creation and everything to do with men being bigger and stronger.
I'm not really religious I was making the point that slavery began when we began. And women were the first ones.

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