Why equality is a myth

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why equality is a myth

The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma

2017 Foreword INDIES Book Award Honorable Mention
Publishers Weeklys Five Best Religion Titles of 2017Is privilege real or imagined? Its clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nations consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But its not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us. Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, understands these questions. He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege. In this timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about todays race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel. Inequality and privilege are real. The Myth of Equality opens our eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our society and world. And we will be changed for the better as a result.
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Gender Equality as Myth and Ceremony? Situated Norm Engagement in Organisations

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The Equality Myth

It's clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nation's consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But it's not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us. Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, understands these questions. He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege. In this timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel.

This chapter discusses the nature of situated norm engagement in organizations. Organizations represent central arenas within which individuals engage with, combat over, and engage with norms on gender equality. Yet the incremental and stable nature of organizations means that these are not prone to change and less so to the disruptive qualities of a set of norms and ideas such as those on gender equality. In this chapter, Fejerskov and Cold-Ravnkilde provides an answer to why we often only witness ceremonial or symbolic approaches to gender equality in organizations, by explaining the factors that both facilitate and constrain such processes of institutionalization and translation. Skip to main content.

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