The difference between equality and equity

Julie Reeder
Julie Reeder
There is a lot of discussion around equity these days. Equality and equity can be vastly different. Equality refers to the value and worth of every person individually and their ability and right to be treated the same and have an equal opportunity, no matter what their race, gender, sexual preference, religion, etc. It’s what our country fought for in the Civil Rights movement and the women’s movement. Systemic laws like Jim Crow laws were outlawed. If you are a woman, there is nothing you can’t do and presently women graduate from college at a much higher rate than do men. It’s why people have continued to come here from around the world. They just want a place where, no matter where they came from, they can work hard and achieve their dreams. It includes every race. The
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