Social Inequity: The Community's Perspective
What does "Social Inequity" mean to you?
We asked community members what social inequities mean to them. Here’s what they said.
“The first thing I think of is social economic factors, pollution, higher mortality rate. Those living below federal poverty level.”
"I would say, someone who is 'marginalized' or 'oppressed'. May be 'undeserved' maybe a better term."
"I feel it as a first generation [college] student [and] low-income student who is applying for college."
"Look at our neighborhoods and single parent households."
"People who have had unfair or unequal treatment or access."
"Low-income. People who live below the poverty line."
"Persons economically challenged. Disenfranchised due to gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion and class."
"Socially impacted communities, system impacted communities, because there are systems, historically have left out communities, especially communities of color."