Equality vs Justice

Written by Mariana Lawrence | Posted on  19 Feb 2016.


Equality assumes everyone is the same, has the same abilities/talents, and the same history while justice doesn’t. Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same level and needs the same help that means treating everybody equally. However, justice is about making efforts towards fairness even in light of past inequality while equality generally doesn’t consider the past. People with disability face the challenge of being measured in the equality vs. justice arguments, this is because justice is about making things accessible for all by giving equal opportunities, treating everyone exactly the same but people with disability need more than what normal people needs. Equity appears unfair, but it actively moves everyone closer to success by leveling the playing field. But not everyone starts at the same level, and not everyone has the same needs.

People with disabilities have been given an equal opportunity to education that’s equality but giving them support they need to make their education as easily as for a student with no disability is justice. Thus in any society justice is more encouraged. Each child is of a different height. We can’t change that. In order to insure that every child has access to the baseball game, we can provide them with boxes to stand on.