Definition of inequality noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. inequalities)[uncountable, countable]
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the unfair difference between groups of people in society, when some have more wealth, status, or opportunities than others inequality of opportunity economic inequalities between different areas racial/gender inequality Topic CollocationsRace and Immigrationprejudice and racism experience/encounter racism/discrimination/prejudice/anti-Semitism face/suffer from persecution/discrimination fear/escape from/flee racial/political/religious persecution constitute/be a form of racial discrimination reflect/reveal/show/have a racial/cultural bias be biased/be prejudiced against people of color/African Americans/Latinos/Native Americans/Asians, etc. discriminate against minority groups/minorities perpetuate/conform to/fit/defy a common/popular/traditional/negative stereotype overcome/be blinded by deep-seated/racial prejudice entrench/perpetuate racist attitudes hurl/shout a(n) racist/racial/ethnic slur challenge/confront racism/discrimination/prejudice combat/fight (against)/tackle blatant/overt/covert/subtle/institutional/systemic racismrace and society damage/improve race relations practice (racial/religious) tolerance/segregation overcome/bridge/break down/transcend cultural/racial barriers encourage/promote social integration outlaw/end discrimination/slavery/segregation promote/embrace/celebrate cultural/ethnic diversity conform to/challenge/violate (accepted/established/prevailing/dominant) social/cultural norms live in a multicultural society/a cosmopolitan city attack/criticize multiculturalism fight for/struggle for/promote racial equality perpetuate/reinforce economic and social inequality introduce/be for/be against affirmative action accuse somebody of reverse discrimation support/be active in/play a leading role in the civil rights movementimmigration control/restrict/limit/encourage immigration attract/draw a wave of immigrants assist/welcome refugees house/shelter refugees and asylum seekers smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S. deport/repatriate illegal immigrants/those denied refugee status assimilate/integrate new immigrants employ/hire migrant workers exploit/rely on (cheap/illegal) migrant/foreign labor/workers apply for/gain/obtain/be granted/be denied (full) citizenship have/hold dual citizenship opposite equality
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