"Equality means people are not treated differently because of who they are, where they are, and how they are."
"Equality means closing the gaps in status rights and opportunities so that all individuals have the equal rights to make the most out of their lives."
"Equality exists when all voices are heard and when people have the opportunity and the power to shape the world around them."
"Equality means allowing all individuals, no matter their race, gender, religion, nationality, belief, lifestyle or origin, the opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents."
"Equality is treating people with respect no matter where they come from and who they are."
"Equality means that everyone is equally important in this world and also means that everyone has the right to fair treatment regardless of who you are, where you come from, and what you do in your life."
"To me equality means fairly loving my partner the way she deserves to be loved."
"To me equality means opportunity, individuality, and acceptance. The same opportunities for all but embracing and accepting everyone’s beautiful individuality.
"To me equality is up to each individual. No amount of laws or anything that can be passed will make us truly equal until we start treating each other as equals."
"Equality for me means that my daughters will have every opportunity they want in life."
"Equality means to me that men and women – does not matter their race, color, age - both have equal opportunities in the world and in the workforce."
"To me equality is the function where everybody has the same chance to contribute, to participate, to offer their strengths to what makes this campus and our community better."
"Equal opportunity regardless of heritage, gender, religion, anything."
"For me equality is a way for people to show their differences. No two people are alike and so to give each that equal chance to do what they do best; that is what equality means to me."
"For me equality means advocating. Advocating for those who have been marginalized."
"When I think about equality I think about equations, and the two sides of an equal sign in any math equation may look really different but they have the same worth. Equality creates opportunity for diversity."
"Equality to me means that every child that’s born whether their race or sexuality has the same opportunities available to them. Beyond opportunities it means that they have the option to turn those opportunities into realities…"
"I think equality is more about not just giving everyone a seat at the table, but giving everyone a chance to thrive, explore, and be who they are without fear. Living without fear is the biggest part of equality."
"Equality to me means being able to live according to your own life."
"Equality is respect and tolerance for others. To destroy the barriers of the superiority/inferiority complex."
"Equality to me means where people can be who they are without judgement, without fear, and without negative consequence."
"The older I get I find myself profoundly more interested in equity than equality. I want things to be fair, of course, but equal simply means treating everyone the same. To truly be fair and impartial requires a type of equity where we acknowledge and appreciate the diverse interests and needs of all those around us."
"Equality means for me the possibility for me to pursue my own self-realization in such a way that it promotes other people to do the same."
"Equality is absolutely fairness for everybody no matter who they are, their gender, race; none of that matters. Fairness means the playing field is level and everyone is treated equal."
"Equality means treating everybody with respect and dignity as well as providing equal access to all information, resources, and opportunities."
OLUWATIMILEHIN (Timi) FELICIA SOYOOLA
"Equality to me means that everyone’s opinion is being regarded as important no matter the race or gender or culture the person is from."
"Equality to me means having the same rights and opportunities in life."
"Equality to me means everyone is afforded the same opportunities to success regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status or sexual preference; that everyone is given the same opportunities to prove their merit and abilities."
"Equality is when everyone has equal rights, opportunities, love, and justice for any human with good morals with no exceptions."
"We learned in grade school that 1+1 = 2, but we never ask questions of what about this or that. If we put race and gender as the one plus one will it still equal two?"