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Merriam-Webster Explanation

Even if you take the time to search the words equity and equality in the dictionary, you might walk away thinking they mean the same thing.

Merriam-Webster defines equitable as “dealing fairly and equally with all concerned” and equal as “of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another.

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Equality Vs Equity

Equality has to do with giving everyone the exact same resources, whereas equity involves distributing resources based on the needs of the recipients.

  • On the left side of the illustration above, three identical boxes are given to three people of different heights—it’s an equal distribution of resources, but it fails to consider that the tallest person doesn’t need a box to see over the fence, while the shortest person could clearly use an extra one.
  • When the boxes are redistributed equitably, as seen on the right side of the illustration, all three spectators can watch the game.

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Equity And Equality
  • Equality has to do with giving everyone the exact same resources.
  • Equity involves distributing resources based on the needs of the recipients.

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The First Video Game

Though 1972’s Pong has often been credited as the first popular video game, the mantle goes to Tennis For Two, which was created by a nuclear physicist, William Higinbotham, in 1958.

The primitive game was a sideways view of a tennis court, with the ball moving back and forth, and the two players watching the five-inch cathode ray tube display and using a mechanical-electrical system filled with wires, and the world’s first joystick: a large cube with a button and knob.

The video game arcade era went mainstream in the 80s, also a time when the physicist was finally credited for his pioneering work.

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Margarine Vs. Butter

Margarine is marketed as a healthier alternative to butter, which is not true. It may seem like butter but is mainly manufactured using vegetable oils, salt, emulsifiers and trans-fats. Most of it isn’t healthy.

Butter, on the other hand, is made from milk, which is a topic of a lot of health debates but has been used without any problem for thousands of years. It is a good source of vitamins and calcium while being high in fats.

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