inequality inequality  /ˌɪ nɪ ˈkwɑ lə ti/


  • (n) lack of equality


  1. The murder of global reggae icon Lucky Dube is another reminder of the violence fueled by ongoing social inequality.
  2. The inequality that Americans feel most comfortable with is, accordingly, economic.
  3. Even as he proclaimed new rights for women, he enshrined their inequality in immutable law, passed down as God's commandments and eventually recorded in scripture.


  1. Miss Utah botches income inequality question (video)

    A Miss USA contestant’s answer went viral after she made a major flub when asked a question about income inequality during Sunday night’s pageant.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WTKR Norfolk

  2. Viral video: Miss Utah on income inequality

    During Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant, Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, was asked about income inequality. Her answer during the on-stage...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Utah

  3. Marissa Powell, Miss Utah USA, Fumbles Pageant Question On Income Inequality

    Posted By: Michele Wright / CBS 12 News LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- You're dressed to the nines. You're vying to become an icon of beauty and poise. The cameras are rolling and millions of people are waiting to hear your answer to this question about income inequality:     "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners yet they continue to ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach


  1. "They have both pledged to me that as President of the United States they will both make poverty and economic inequality central to their presidencies," Edwards said. "This is the cause of my life and I now have their commitment to engage in...
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: John Edwards Source: TIME

  2. Clinton told students that while they are graduating in a "culturally diverse and creative time," they also face a world marred by "inequality, insecurity, and _ because of climate change and resource depletion _ unsustainability."
    on May 19, 2007 By: Bill Clinton Source: Washington Post

  3. "The divisions, the stereotypes, the scape-goating, the ease with which we blame the plight of ourselves on others, all of that distracts us from the common challenges we face: war and poverty; inequality and injustice," Obama said. "We can...
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

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