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What Are We Fighting For?

Sometimes it seems like the message just gets lost in all the wonders and problems of the world.

What Are We Fighting For?
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With all the protest going on, not just the Women's March and not just the Inauguration, but protesting with Black Lives Matter, I think this is something that needs be to known.

Men, Women, Whites, Blacks, Native Americans, etc. since the beginning of time have fought for equal rights.

Lets not forget about the Boston Tea Party when Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest again the Tea Act of 1773. Or the 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott, which protested the segregation of public facilities in Alabama. This protest was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and lasted 381 days.

Every one seems to be fighting for something but do you even know what you are truly fighting for? Sometimes it seems like the message just gets lost in all the wonders and problems of the world. For example: The same people who are worried about Trump ruining America are the same people destroying businesses and setting things on fire.

According to Cambridge Dictionary the word Equality is a noun that means, "the right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment, the right of different groups of people receiving the same treatment, a situation in which men and women, people of different races, religions, etc. are all treated fairly and have the same opportunities".

Let me throw a new word at you. I have said this word a few times to family members recently and some have said honestly that they have never even heard of the word before.


The Cambridge Dictionary says that its a noun that means, "equal treatment; fairness".

Now that you know the definitions here is the difference.

On DifferenceBetween.net they state, "When we say equity, we refer to the qualities of justness, fairness, impartiality and even handedness. When we talk about equality, we are talking about equal sharing and exact division. A perfect example of the practical demonstration of the difference between the two concepts, is the feminist movement. Now, if women demand they should be treated in the same way as men, that would not be possible – equality would not be possible – because women and men are different, and cannot be treated in exactly the same way. However, if they demanded equity in how the world treats them, it would be a genuine demand, because now they are demanding that they be given the same rights as men have as human beings. It is equity that is desirable, not sameness."

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Never let someone stop you for fighting for what you believe in just make sure you educate yourself.

Knowledge is power. -Francis Bacon

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