Why do we need to talk about equality in school?
We have the same teachers, the same uniforms, we are taught the same things, we are given equal opportunities to grow, we are all offered the same equal things, so why do we need to talk about equality.
Because we’re all so different.
We are Individuals, our own persons and that’s what sets us apart. That’s what makes us unequal, but that doesn’t mean bad.
We have the same teachers, and are taught the same things,all offered the same chances to grow,, but what we take from it is different. What we learn as Individuals will always be different from someone else. It’s like two people looking at the same painting and getting very different ideas about it.
We have the same uniforms but not the same faces. Our smiles, our voice, our eyes, our ears, our nose all differ from each other. We are different, unequal, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad.
We need to talk about equality in school because here is where the most discrimination happens,
“hey dude, did you hear ‘the quietest girl in school “cut all her hair off, that’s so weird”
“hey man, did you hear ‘the coolest girl in school’ shaved her hair off, that’s so brave”
We don’t treat all our peers equally, maybe because we’ve heard rumors, or maybe they’re our friends or our enemies. We aren’t able to keep an open mind to everyone, and yea it is difficult to come with open mind in every situation, but if we start now, In school, then by the time we’re old enough to be in situations where the consequences could be dire, we are smart enough.
Equality need not be how much richer someone is than you, or how many fancy things they have. It’s more of how you treat people who are similar yet different