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It’s an interesting assumption, isn’t it?

Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity
Only two presidents before him have used their first weeks in office to push for equality with the same force, according to one historian.

That is assuming that equality and equity are the same thing. That “the same” is “fair”. They are not, in fact, synonyms but we’ve a world in which they increasingly are.

12 thoughts on “It’s an interesting assumption, isn’t it?”

  1. Philip Scott Thomas

    ‘In less tortured English, equity means giving the the named identity groups a specific advantage in treatment by the federal government over other groups — in order to make up for historic injustice and “systemic” oppression. Without “equity”, the argument runs, there can be no real “equality of opportunity.” Equity therefore comes first. Until equity is reached, equality is postponed — perhaps for ever.’

    Andrew Sullivan

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    PST has beat me to it.

    Equity has a specific meaning in modern Racial Grievance Studies. It is not equality. It is deliberately favouring the Coloured Peoples, or Peoples of Colour or whatever, at the expense of Whites.

    Because we all now accept that non-Whites cannot compete on an even playing field. They need it to be tilted their way if they have any chance at all. Which is why Asians get nothing.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    To SMFS’s point, for the avoidance of doubt, Far East Asians have been deemed to be white because they do so well at university etc.

  4. I think Biden should publish a “route map out of equity” which clearly states what needs to have been achieved before he stops giving money to people who didn’t earn it.

  5. How big is the voting bloc of people of colour, transsexuals etc? I’d guess less than 20%. When 80& face discrimination Biden could be in trouble.

  6. Equality: Everyone is welcome to compete in the footrace

    Equity: Everyone will be forced to come in first place

    For some reason, there are an increasing number of people over the age of 22 still pushing for the latter.

  7. We had a regional report on something to do with women’s issues and there was a big fuss over not including trans representation, statistically that would have been less than 10 people, the world has gone crazy trying to appease minority groups

  8. The leftists and Marxists in the US are past masters at conflating two terms or words and essentially inventing a new definition for them. Invasion by illegal immigration and legal, authorized immigration have been done so. It is now frequently impossible to tell reading a newspaper or listening to a news reader if an invader as an illegal border jumper or a legal, authorized resident is the subject.

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