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disparity

dis pe ruh tee

  • n  inequality or difference in some respect

  • Crack offenders have traditionally been treated more severely than those caught with powdered cocaine, a disparity that has weighed heavily on the minority community: last year 82 .
  • In a more recent study, published in Cancer Prevention Research, investigators sought to explain another race-based disparity, that whites survive certain head and neck cancers more .
  • Louisiana has the biggest pay disparity, as college-educated women over 25 earn just 64% of their male counterparts, while West Virginia boasts the best gure: 89%.
News & Articles

  • Some Ventura County Metrolink riders to see fare increase in July
    A large funding disparity in next year's Metrolink budget will cause some Ventura County riders to see a slight fare increase beginning in July.
    June 16, 2013 - Ventura County Star
  • Live from Chicago: Bruins, Blackhawks tied, 1-1, after two periods
    Chris Kelly picked a good time to net his first goal of the postseason. The Bruins center scored at 14:58 to tie the game and give the Bruins some much-needed life. The disparity between shots and puck possession hasn’t been close, but we’re now tied 1-1 heading to the third. Claude Julien juggled his lines putting Kelly, Tyler Seguin and Daniel Paille together. It paid dividends here. Seguin ...
    June 16, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Could GOP Turn to Texas for Pitching Help?
    For the third year in a row, the pitching disparity between the Democrats and Republicans was the key to the CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
    June 14, 2013 - CQ Politics
Quotes

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in KTAR.com
    In making that determination, the judge may consider the disparity between the guidelines' treatment of crack and powder cocaine offenses,Ginsburg said.
  • Al Sharpton in Guardian Unlimited
    Six black kids indicted as adults for attempted murder, and the weapons charged in the indictment is their sneakers, this is the most blatant example of disparity in the justice system that we've seen,Sharpton said Thursday. "You can't...
  • David Stern in SI.com
    It is inappropriate for him to be representing us given the disparity between his views and ours,NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement to the Sun-Sentinel.

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