Savage Inequalities: Essay on Chapters 1-4
Chris Hendrick
Mayer, PHIL 1200-100

In chapter one of Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol, he speaks of the disastrous state of East St. Louis. He describes in horrific detail, the condition that many school children from grades K-12 are forced to learn in. East St. Louis is one of the worst ghettos in Illinois, and Kozol goes into great detail about the multitude of problems facing the city and more importantly, the school children living there. The economy is too weak to pay for any type of necessity for the schools. Therefore, the school system is compromised. There is absolutely no money for proper supplies, teachers, programs, or even a proper building to teach in. Even worse is the home life of many of these children. Most do not have supportive parents that can take care of them, let alone push them to be academic. Kozol goes on to imply that these children are not born into a situation of equal opportunity. They are set up to fail from birth to fail. There are many contributing factors that make for an unfair condition. It seems to Kozol that racial segregation is the worse injustice committed by the local school board of East St. Louis. Without the immersion of lower-class blacks with upper-class whites in one school district there is no opportunity to stimulate the economy of East St. Louis. The children in East St. Louis are not just in a bad situation. They are in one that they cannot escape. They are born into a loosing battle for well-being. I agree with Kozol that this is a severe injustice towards the children of East St. Louis. Classism is the biggest hindrance in their life and it has been brought about by a government and by private industry that consider the people of East St. Louis expendable. A once integrated city of middleclass industry workers is now a segregated slump for chemical waste and poverty....

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SavageInequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol
The Author
The first surprising impulse, Jonathan Kozol is a White. The point to be made is that given the content, his identity is surprising; but it is also a good thing, because he is concerned with the larger picture, which is USA. Kozol is an American Educationalist born in Boston, and him being an insider, for me an outsider, makes the matter believable. He is a great writer, well known for several works such as, Death At An Early Age (1985), The Shame of the Nation (2006), and On Being A Teacher (2009) among others. He is an alumnus of Harvard University and a recipient of the National Book Award as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Award. SavageInequalities was finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992 and became a national bestseller.
This book is a sociological genre composed of six chapters revealing inequalities within inner-city schools and the environment in which they operate. The author addresses the book in a point of view of contemporary issues (or issues of his time). To put his case, Kozol makes two years’ observations and interviews with students, teachers and parents on America’s public school systems in the states of Illinois, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. He juxtaposes urban schools for poor children with suburban schools in the affluent parts of the districts...

...an asylum seeker from Uganda explained how she felt when trying to access medical services in this country. Nmono stated she had difficulty in trying to make her needs understood because of the language barriers.
As already stated before equality is an everyday part of our existence in society today and a great deal of attention is paid to this part of our lives. Equality in the domestic home is rarely looked at or does it receive any attention in law or government policies. If we look at the Victorian model of a home we can see that the husband was expected to work, and the wife was expected to stay home. The female of the house was also expected to cook, clean and care for the husband and children. Very much as it remains to date. Inequality in the home has many downsides to it. The marriage will not be an equal partnership. The female could feel undervalued, and this in turn could lead to low self esteem and the eventual breakdown of the relationship.
In Kurt Vonnegut’s story, “Harrison Bergeron,” everyone is made equal by the United States Handicapper Genera1 while the country is under totalitarian control. Handicaps are forced upon the people by the Handicapper General to create an all-equal society. The character George Bergeron is forced to stay equal by the government’s laws of equality while his wife, Hazel Bergeron, is of only average intelligence, and consequently not given a handicap. Their son, however, has broken the laws of equality and...

...There are many sociological explanations for female inequality in society. Inequality is where something/ someone is seen as not equal compared to something else. For example men have more opportunities than women in life, suggesting females suffer huge inequality in many factors of life.
Firstly, Anne Oakley speaks about how women suffer inequalities in the work place. Oakley notes that after the industrial revolution in Britain acts were passed to limit women working; in 1851 one in four married women worked whereas in 1911 one in ten worked. During the Victorian era the ideology that a woman's place was in the home became truly established and industrialisation led to the separation of men from the daily routine of domestic life. Now it is claimed that women suffer from four main inequalities in the workplace. Firstly, there is the much debated pay gap in which, even though legislation to stop unequal pay was introduced in the 1970's, the although narrowing pay gap is still visible between men and women. Secondly half of all females in employment are in part time employment; this form of employment is often less secure with fewer benefits. Thirdly, women suffer from vertical segregation; this is sometimes referred to as "the glass ceiling effect". Women are seemingly unable to achieve the higher ranking positions and are stopped from achieving managerial positions by an invisible barrier. Lastly,...

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Inequalities
Deborah White
Ashford University
MAT221: Introduction to Algebra (AFN1312A)
Instructor: Tracy Abram
April 1, 2013
On page 151 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, the Body Mass Index (BMI) is given as:
BMI= 703W/H2
W = one’s weight in pounds
H = one’s height in inches.
By calculating four intervals based on your height can be possible by using the Body Mass Index formula. However, in this situation I am going to use inequalities to calculate Body Mass Index(BMI) which is meant to use my height to calculate if I’m overweight , having a longer life span than average, or to calculate if I’m obese. In the real world it is significant to have knowledge about being overweight because this could come into the use of attention of medical assistance. By using inequalities and solving them could serve a far more severe importance than just a mathematical problem.
The first interval for this problem is the solvation for a longer life span than average.
17< BMI <22 The compound inequality.
17< 703W/H2 <22 Use the BMI formula in replace of the original compound inequality so
we now have an equivalent inequality.
17< 703W/62.002 <22 I replaced H2 for my height in inches.
17< 703W/3844 <22 Then, I multiplied the three numbers by the denominator to rid the
exponent that was on the bottom associated with my height.
17(3844)< 703W(3844)/3844 <...

...Gender Inequality
The issue of gender inequality is one which has been publicly reverberating through society for decades. The problem of inequality in employment being one of the most pressing issues today. In order to examine this situation one must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the sociological factors that cause women to have a much more difficult time getting the same benefits, wages, and job opportunities as their male counterparts. The society in which we live has been shaped historically by males.
However, in many parts of the world, women receive less attention and health care than men do, and particularly girls often receive very much less support than boys. As a result of this gender bias, the mortality rates of females often exceed those of males in these countries. The concept of missing women was devised to give some idea of the enormity of the phenomenon of women's adversity in mortality by focusing
on the women who are simply not there, due to unusually high mortality compared with male mortality rates. In some regions in the world, inequality between women and men directly involves matters of life and death, and takes the brutal form of unusually high mortality rates of women and a consequent preponderance of men in the total population, as opposed to the preponderance of women found in societies with little or no gender bias in health care and nutrition. Mortality...

...2-Variable Inequality
Here is an example of a problem very similar to the one in the Week Three Assignment:
Catskills Hammock Company can obtain at most 2000 yards of striped canvas for making its full size and chair size hammocks. A full size hammock requires 10 yards of canvas and the chair size requires 5 yards of canvas. Write an inequality that limits the number of striped hammocks of each type which can be made.
(b) First I must define what variables I will be using in my inequality.
Let f = the number of full size hammocks
Let c = the number of chair size hammocks
Since each full size hammock requires 10 yards of canvas I will use 10f, and since each chair hammock requires 5 yards of canvas I will use 5c. The total amount of canvas which can be used is limited to 2000 yards because that is all they can get. Together my inequality will look like this:
10f + 5c ≤ 2000
(d) If we call f the independent variable (on the horizontal axis) and c the dependent variable (on the vertical axis) then we can graph the equation using the intercepts.
The f-intercept is found when c = 0:
10f ≤ 2000
f ≤ 200 The f-intercept is (200, 0).
The c-intercept is found when f = 0:
5c ≤ 2000
c ≤ 400 The c-intercept is (0, 400).
Because this is a “less than or equal to” inequality the line will be solid, sloping downward as it moves from left to right. The region of...

...Inequalities
In this assignment I will demonstrate every step of the process of determining my body
mass index or BMI. After finding the body mass index I will then complete the following
intervals based on my height. The formula used to determine the body mass
index is BMI= 703W , where W represents a person weight in pounds and H represents a person
H2
height in inches.
My height is 70 inches. The first interval shows a compound inequality for:
17<BMI<22
17<703W<22
H2 To make it an equivalent inequality I replaced the BMI with the formula
17<703W<22
702 My height in inches replaced H2
17<703W<22
4900 then multiply by the height that was squared
17(4900)<703W<22(4900)
4900 cancelling is performed
83300 <703W<107800 multiplication carried out
83300<703W<107800
703 703 703 to get W by itself all terms were divided by 703
118.49<W<153.34
After completing the problem I determined that people who are 70 inches may have a longer that average life if they weigh between 118.49 and 153.34
To solve this interval I’m going to solve for W prior to solving the inequality.
23<703W<25
H2 Multiply by H2...

...Assignment: Inequalities
Math 221: Introduction to Algebra
Instructor Jonah Mutua
June 16, 2013
Inequalities
This assignment involves the use of inequalities in mathematical equations. The formula for finding Body Mass Index (BMI) is BMI =703W/H^2.
In this formula W = weight in pounds
In this formula H = height in inches.
For this assignment four intervals based on our own personal heights must be calculated. I am 6 feet 4 inches tall. My height in inches (or H) equals 76. These intervals include inequalities that are categorized as between or compound inequalities. One interval in this assignment will be a regular inequality. Wherever “BMI” appears in the inequalities, we will exchange the formula and solve the inequality for W to find the weight ranges that fit each category for my height.
The first interval calculates those who might have a longer than average life span. The compound inequality for this follows:
17<BMI<22
17<703W/76^2<22
17<703W/5776<22
17*5776<703W<22*5776
98192<703W<127072 (Dividing all by 703)
139.6756<W<180.7567
140<W<181
People with a height of 76 inches may have a longer lifespan if they weigh between 140 and 181 pounds (after rounding up).
Now we will do something a little different from the...