Chapter

<b>Equality</b>

Michael Foley

in American Credo

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199232673
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191716362 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0007
 Equality

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This chapter discusses the egalitarian principle in American society. It presents three outlooks on equality: equality as given, equality as process, and equality in the breach. It then considers the ‘racial problem’ involving Black Americans, the feminist challenge to equality, and barriers to complete social equality.

Keywords: egalitarian principles; American society; equality; race; black Americans; feminism

Chapter.  18350 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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