InequalityIs.org — The #InequalityIs campaign is a candid conversation about inequality in all its forms.
The yearlong campaign by the Ford Foundation features a wide range of people on video—from CEOs, to musicians, activists, and fast–food workers—defining what inequality means to them. The campaign aims to use the videos as starting points for what we hope to be robust conversations around inequality and how it affects social justice issues we face today.
Technology is transforming every area of our lives. But as it opens new avenues and shows us fresh possibilities, tech can also deepen existing inequalities. We believe in harnessing technology to serve justice and the public interest—and we see a wealth of opportunities to do so.
That’s why the Ford Foundation is working with a community of partners to develop a path for people to use their technology skills to change the world for the better: the professional field of public interest technology. Public interest technology is just what it sounds like—technology used to serve the public good. That can mean working to ensure that as the US census goes online for the first time, it is accessible and accurate. It can mean researching the negative side effects of using artificial intelligence in our criminal justice system, or even developing technical standards that emphasize privacy and free expression.
InequalityIs.org — #InequalityIs a candid conversation about inequality in all its forms. The video series features a wide range of people from every walk of life—from billionaires to fast–food workers— who are realizing that inequality threatens the foundations of our democracy and over time will become an impenetrable barrier to opportunity and upward mobility—the hallmarks of our society. At the Ford Foundation, we believe that inequality extends far beyond the wealth gap. That it is political, social, and cultural in nature, that all forms are interconnected, and that it is a pervasive and growing threat to justice, prosperity and human dignity around the world.