Equality, or egalitarianism, is the state of individuals being treated equally. Equality can take many forms, such as racial equality, gender equality, LGBT equality, equality under the law, and economic equality. Social equality allows for individuals to not be oppressed. The antithesis to social equality is heirarchy, or plutocracy.
- Social inequality causes groups of people to resent one another, and therefore prevents then from working together.
- Social equality allows for people across all social groups to have their basic needs fulfilled.