Although no two people are truly equal

Although no two people are truly equal -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Although no two people are truly equal, they are considered equal under the law. Some  Americans may be poorer than others, and some may have cultural backgrounds  different from the majority, but all Americans have the same fundamental rights. The  term equality refers to a number of ways people are treated the same. Political Equality Political equality means that everyone is treated in the same way in the political sphere.  This means, among other things, that everyone has the same status under the law  (everyone is entitled to legal representation, for example, and every citizen gets one  vote) and that everyone gets equal treatment under the law. Everybody must obey the  laws, regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, and in return,  everyone enjoys the same rights. Equal Opportunity Versus Equality of Outcome
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

Page1 / 2

Although no two people are truly equal -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online