Inequality, Education, Mass Incarceration

By: Caitlin Hayes,  Cornell Research
September 19, 2016

In teaching the capstone course for Cornell University’s minor in Inequality Studies—Controversies about Inequality—Anna R. Haskins, Sociology, begins with a big, difficult question.

“I would argue that we’re not going to have a completely equal society,” she says. “So what level of inequality is okay?”

It’s a question with no easy answers. Understanding the depths of inequality, across multiple dimensions, Haskins says, is just a first step into murky waters. An awareness of inequality may help ultimately to reduce it. In both her teaching and outreach efforts, Haskins seeks to educate people about her research: how inequality manifests in education.

Read more about her research on Cornell Research.


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