#InequalityIs

A conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means to you, using #InequalityIs.

"To undo inequality, we have to tell more people's stories"

"Inequality separates people from the resources and opportunites they need to achieve their full potential"

"Inequality is an institutional assualt on human dignity"

"Inequality results from development that is not sustainable" 

"Inequality is not having a place in the creation of public policy"

"Inequality is when a small number of people determine the future of great social questions."

“Inequality is exclusion. Exclusion is disabling, not the disability itself.”

"Inequality is the greatest suffering immigrants face."

"Inequality is a structural force that makes some voices powerful and other voices silent."

"Inequality is when a community is targeted based on their race, religion, or origin."

"Social entrepreneurs play a key role in dealing with inequality."

“Inequality is an unjust system.”

"The greatest inequality is that between a man and a woman."

"Inequality is when multinational corporations pay less taxes—or no tax at all.”

“Extending equality of opportunity means uncaging human potential.”

"At it’s core, inequality is not being seen."

“You end inequality by acknowledging your privileges.”

"Inequality of access to a working health system has repercussions that are desperately sad and difficult."

“We have opportunities within cities, under enlightened leadership, to address inequality head-on.”

“Inequality is growing up in a world where you don't see yourself reflected.”

"Inequality is the imbalance between the cost of living and the wages people can earn."

“At its core, climate change is about inequality.”

"Women face incredible hurdles in this journey to equality."

"If you want to have an inclusive society, schools need to be inclusive."

"Why are we on this planet? Are we here just to make money?"

"There is no such thing as a competition of tears."

"Stigma and discrimination are a form of inequality."

"Inequality is a two-way street. My equality is tied to your equality." 

"If we’re really going to come out of poverty in Africa...we need to create jobs more than anything else."

"When three and half million people are excluded from access to their legal systems, that’s inequality."

"When you tolerate racial inequalities for generations, they become part of the culture."

"I see the experience of caregivers in this country as emblematic of inequality today."

"I think the role of an artist in society is to highlight the things we'd rather ignore."

"Business cannot thrive on a planet where there is gross inequality."

"Inequality is an imbalance in the human system."

 

 

Ideas From Ford
Martin Whittaker

JUST Capital CEO Martin Whittaker answered five questions about the agenda at Davos and the role of business in building a more fair and equitable world.

Xavier de Souza Briggs

As world leaders, CEOs, and intellectuals make their way to Davos for the World Economic Forum, let’s not have yesterday’s conversation about inequality.

Lourdes A. Rivera

43 years after Roe v. Wade, reproductive justice is as important as ever, and goes beyond the right to abortion and contraception.

Eryn Loeb

Paul Polman, Rajiv Joshi, and Martin Whittaker on how capitalism and the 1% can help fight inequality.

Ideas From Around The Web
Business Insider

Unilever CEO Paul Polman on why inequality is bad for business and society.

Fast Company

In an op-ed for Fast Company, Martin Whittaker of JUST Capital explains why regular folks should care about what happens at wealthy gatherings like Davos.

Center for Global Development

A preview of Center for Global Development senior fellow and migration economist Michael Clemens filming his #InequalityIs video.

Join The Conversation

What does inequality mean to you? Join the conversation with the hashtag #InequalityIs on Twitter.

RT @urbandata: Equality vs. Equity vs. USA Reality v @IISCBlog @atticascott #inequality #healthequity #InequalityIs pic.twitter.com/D5CprKLwSJ

20 July 2017

RT @Adankeokelonye: "To undo inequality, we have to tell more people's stories." #InequalityIs: Jeff Chang on race,culture&inequality https…

19 July 2017

"To undo inequality, we have to tell more people's stories." #InequalityIs: Jeff Chang on race,culture&inequality vimeo.com/216063761

19 July 2017

.Credit to @BulldogShadow who tweeted this out earlier to @McDonaldsCorp @SteveEasterbrk twitter.com/BulldogShadow/…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

18 July 2017

@McDonaldsCorp So in truth @SteveEasterbrk. @McDonaldsCorp two job employees end each month -$448.00 in the hole. N… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

18 July 2017

@McDonaldsCorp By the way, the average cost of rent in the U.S. is $1,231 @SteveEasterbrk @McDonaldsCorp #InequalityIs

18 July 2017

RT @BulldogShadow: .@McDonaldsCorp tells its employees to get second job to survive on what it pays them. #InequalityIs #disgusting https:…

18 July 2017

@McDonaldsCorp So that actually means that your two job employee only really has $529 per month to live on.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

18 July 2017

@McDonaldsCorp P.S. Where can Americans get adequate health care for $20 per month? @SteveEasterbrk @McDonaldsCorp #InequalityIs

18 July 2017

@McDonaldsCorp .@McDonaldsCorp President @SteveEasterbrk should live on the budget for three months and then write… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

18 July 2017