#inequality: Piper’s Post

Through the Student Blogging Challenge, we are participating in Blog Action Day 2014 (BAD2014). The theme of BAD2014 is inequality.

We reflected about the concept of inequality as a class, what this means to each of us as individuals, and what we can do (or are doing) to address some inequalities in the world.

For their Student Blogging Challenge task this week, some of our students chose to write posts about inequality, and what this means for them. Here is Piper’s post:

Inequality is something that is not equal in the world for example if there were five lollies in a bowl and you had two people to share them between, one person would get 3 lollies and another would get two this is unequal.

In the class we are getting together with some migrants [most of them are refugees]. They are in a class together because their English isn’t at a very high level. We sent them a survey to see what their answers would be. A couple of the kids said that they find it hard living in Australia because some people “give them the finger” and that makes them upset.This is an example of inequality because these people give them the finger just because they are different.

We are going to meet up with them to help them write a book  so they can develop their English more. I am looking forward to this.

By UNESCO, via Wikimedia Commons

By UNESCO, via Wikimedia Commons

Mrs Pratt


  1. Piper- I can certainly make a connection to your inequality situation to what I see in America. I live near the California/Mexico border. Immigrants – both legal and illegal – is commonplace. I think a large part of inequality has to do with desiring respect: respect for life, respect of character, respect for basic human rights. When that is out of balance because of social status, race, color, etc. it can be difficult to agree on what is considered “fair.”

    I hope you and your class will be able to read some of our blogs posts, as we will have some thoughts on this issue as well.


    • Thank you for your comment Mrs Hughes, I visited your class blog, and it looks like your class has made a great start to blogging! I hope our students can connect further together.
      Keep in touch!

  2. I agree with your comments Piper. I think a good thing to remember is to judge people on their actions and behaviour, not their appearance or differences. I look forward to seeing the UP class modelling the values of respect, tolerance and understanding when these students visit our school.

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