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I.Equality of Opportunity vs. Equality of Result: A Focus on the Federal Judiciary A.Equality of opportunity versus equality of result. 1.The debate over equality: two conceptions 2.The race of life: fair or unfair advantages a.Some people are going to sucessede more then others there is a cream of the crop. Hard work and ability succeding in society. Special talents being smarter then others. Inherit money from parents and have the funding not just natural ability is that fair. Is equality of result fair. Each perspective is dicey. 3.Losing the race: personal or collective responsibility? a.Is it because of there own personal responsibility or is it the collective responsibility. Jefferson wanted to scrap the idea of inheritances. 4. American faith in equality of opportunity a.Power of the American dream b.Ambivalence toward welfare, guaranteed jobs, and other safety nets. (1)Hand up not a handout. Welfare reform act of 1996. B.The Federal Courts and Equality
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course POLISCI 201 taught by Professor Tichenor during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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