Inequity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "inequity" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Frederick Douglass
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
Frederick Douglass

Ursula K. Le Guin
“He had been taught as a child that Urras was a festering mass of inequity, iniquity, and waste. But all the people he met, and all the people he saw, in the smallest country village, were well dressed, well fed, and contrary to his expectations, industrious. They did not stand about sullenly waiting to be ordered to do things. Just like Anaresti, they were simply busy getting things done. It puzzled him. He had assumed that if you removed a human being's natural incentive to work -- his initiative, his spontaneous creative energy -- and replaced it with external motivation and coercion, he would become a lazy and careless worker. But no careless workers kept those lovely farmlands, or made the superb cars and comfortable trains. The lure and compulsion of profit was evidently a much more effective replacement of the natural initiative than he had been led to believe.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Miya Yamanouchi
“We need feminism because degrading phrases like "walk of shame" are commonplace in our social vocabulary, yet these are only applied to women; whereas men in the same situation are praised by their peers and seen as nothing more than " a guy who got lucky", by the rest of society.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

“America’s education system has become less a ladder of opportunity than a structure to transmit inequity from one generation to the next.”
Nicholas Kristof

Catherynne M. Valente
“We hold demonstrations and civil wars when inequities are discovered.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

“Yeah... they tell you to work from the inside, which is perhaps their greatest deception of all...”
Josh Burggraf, Digestate: A Food & Eating Themed Anthology

Alice Walker
“The three wealthiest people in the world own more than the GDP of forty-eight countries!”
Alice Walker, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness

Sara Baume
“In the days approaching Christmas, she always reminds me of the previous year: 'Jane crocheted you an entire poncho, and all you gave her was a bone-shaped beach stone.”
Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

Ken Wytsma
“Justice is the state that exists when there is equity, balance, and harmony in relationships and in society. Injustice is the state that exists when unjust people do violence to peace and shalom and create inequity, imbalance, and dissonance.”
Ken Wytsma, Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things

Safiya Umoja Noble
“The notion that Google/ Alphabet has the potential to be a democratizing force is certainly laudable, but the contradictions inherent in its projects must be contextualized in the historical conditions that both create and are created by it.”
Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism