inequity inequity  /ɪ ˈnɛ kwə ti/


  • (n) injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards


  1. Political professionals say that the double standard is a great unspoken inequity but that candidates and officeholders don't dare publicly discuss it for fear of seeming trivial.
  2. So, too, is the desire to fix every economic inequity before delivering quality education to all children.
  3. Rest assured, our Guilds will take all affirmative legal action within our power to see that this inequity is resolved to our benefit.


  1. Equal pay? Not yet

    When Lilly Ledbetter spoke at Iowa State University in 2011, she told the story of how an anonymous note from a coworker revealed her pay inequity as a female Goodyear supervisor. This disclosure...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune

  2. "Lewis Hine: Photography for a Change" opens at Fotomuseum Winterthur

    Lewis Hine, Midnight at the Brooklyn Bridge, 1906. Gelatin silver print, 12 x 17 cm© Collection of George Eastman House, Rochester. WINTERTHUR .- To what extent can images effectively combat injustice and social inequity?
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Art Daily


  1. "Although it will be difficult to keep aid-related issues on the front page during this crisis, we need to meet the challenge by making sure the success stories are told and making sure that inequity that is out of sight, is not out of mind,"...
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Bill Gates Source: CNET News

  2. In the film, narrator Freddie Prinze Jr. asks: "What caused this inequity? Was it because Guy Gabaldon was of Hispanic heritage? Was it because he had a big mouth and wasn't afraid to say what he felt?"
    on May 3, 2008 By: Freddie Prinze Jr Source: FOXNews

  3. Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, said: "Health inequity really is a matter of life and death. Unprecedented leadership is needed that compels all actors, including those beyond the health sector, to examine their impact on health."
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Margaret Chan Source: BBC News

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