Difference and inequality are not connected although they are linked in some form. On city road it is clear to see that there are many differences and through the evolution of the street, some inequalities have become evident.Difference is defined in social science as a contrast between a group of people, based on gender, class, age, sexuality, and race or ethnicity (Blakeley and Staples, 2014, p.25).
Inequality refers to the unequal distribution of valued social resources within a society or between societies (Blakeley and Staples, 2014, p.25). City road is home to many people of different gender, class, age, sexuality, and race or ethnicities, this is apparent thought the number of different businesses available on the street. The variation available on the street attracts a number of people for numerous different reasons. The sari shop located on city road is an example of an establishment in which people of a different race and culture can purchase items from their country of origin (The Open University, 2014). Inequalities persist in city road is through the perceptions of the people on what is for them and where they belong. An example of this is the Mackintosh Centre, the upper class history associated with the centre along with its rich appearance, allows for preconceived ideas that the club is exclusive, causing divide and inequalities for the local people and groups.