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Is equality feasible and is it worth achieving? Subquestion: By your definitions, is equality synonymous with fairness?

This is an idea I recently fell upon while thinking about colleges and scholarships. I was wondering why I've been told (not actually witnessed) that minorities get a better chance of getting in college for being a minority. This was apparently an attempt to level the playing field and make things for equal for applicants. I realized that in their attempt to equalize the playing field, they made it unfair. What are your thoughts on this situation and any other equality situation? Do you think people should be going for fairness or equality, both, or are they essentially the same thing?

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  • Jun 17 2013: We are often heartless to women. We blame them for having babies even if they are raped or can't get or afford birth control.
    You resent the mother for the meager welfare she gets, what about the father? He obviously didn't use birth control and isn't supporting his child.
    Should we blame the child for needing to be fed, cared for and educated?
    Certainly there are lots of religious leaders to blame who teach women they must have babies and they must submit to husbands who want more kids.
    Many men refuse to use or allow their women to use birth control out of macho or religious doctrine.
    It is impossible for women earning minimum wage to support three children. We help them for the good of the children and for the good of society.
    Pre-school and baby-sitting jobs don't pay enough to survive and certainly don't pay enough for day-care or baby sitters so they can work.

    Do you know the circumstances of the woman who had the third child?
    Republican men think women "rarely get pregnant" from rape. And in Phoenix they don't investigate or prosecute rape. Also happens in the military.
    We reward birth with tax credits and deny the poor even empathy.

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