The words equity and equality are often confused because they appear to mean the same thing in conversation. They both have to do with the way people are treated, and both are used in the fields of law, government, politics, economics, and education. Specifically, these terms are used to describe actions that are attempting to ensure fair treatment of people. However, equity and equality are not the same, and the methods used to achieve them are often very different. Let’s look at what these two words actually mean and how they are being abused in present-day politics.