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Does equality exists?

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Started: 12/2/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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codingisfun

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Why do you think it exist or it doesn't
sw121290

Pro

Since you asked whether I think equality exist or not, I assume I can choose the side I support regardless of position.

Definition assumptions:
1. Equality is a term referring to the status all humans in regards to their status, rights, and opportunities in a specific society or community.

2. Equality is the state of being equal in status, rights, and opportunities.

Position: In any society of mass, equality for its people do not exist.

Contention 1:
Humans are emotional, and therefore have preferences.
As people, we all have our own preferences in everything including each other. When looking at others, there are specific heights, color, build, and personalities that we prefer over others. This is a fairly accepted and widely known fact.

Contention 2:
Preference is one-sided. While preferences are relative from person to person; in a community environment, there are dominant preferences that steer society's direction and decision. For example, it is currently more preferable to be thing if you are a women. Thicker women are considered unattractive and not preferred. Or considering skin color, we clearly see today that white people are more preferable (physical attractiveness) than people of other colors.

Contention 3:
Perfection, even in a societal general sense, can never be achieved. Have you ever heard of the saying that "There is always someone better than you.". Perfection can never be achieved by a single person, mainly because "perfection" is a relative goal that differs which each additional variable. You can always be prettier or smarter or etc. As a result, there are always people (or type of people) who are "more preferable" than others.

Contention 4:
These preferences lead us to having bias and unequal treatment toward others.
For example, many men tend to treat women with more care and lenient due to their attraction to them. To go further, most of these men treat "attractive" women with much more preference than "unattractive" women. A recent study by published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, found that men are more likely to accept an unfair offer when it comes from a beautiful women.

We see this in a professional scenes too. Barry Deutsch, an award winning author and speaker on recruiting, wrote an article in 2014 on how "Introverts are Set-up for Failure in Job Interviews". Interviews are designed to hire those who "fit" the culture. Usually, this means those who are more "socially acceptable" and "interesting". Recruiters look for certain personality traits that they prefer and pick them over those that don't meet their criteria, despite the same or even better qualifications for the job.

Contention 5:
Possibility does not equate existence. Existence is a matter of fact that possibility does not prove. A simple example: it is possible for a car with 1000 wheels to be built; however such car does not currently exist. While it is possible, in a perfect scenario, for equality to exist, it does not in our current state and most likely never will.

Conclusion:
Because of our personal preferences as well as societal preferences, there will always be inequality among both individual people and groups.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by president_Ian 1 year ago
president_Ian
"Does equality exist" is a very broad question. I really don't know how to answer the question other than it can exist, yet in most cases in the present state of the world, it does not. So is it achievable, yes, is it 100% realistic, no.
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