What is the difference between Equality” and “Equity”?

Posted by  $  Solver 7 months ago to Education
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From the Interaction Institute for Social Change,
“IISC has long believed that this image, illustrating the difference between equality and equity, is worth a thousand words. As a gift to the world of equity practitioners...”

This cute, seemingly innocent, cartoon with the words “Equality” and “Equity” underneath is a dangerously false analogy between these two words. The cartoon is being pushed by leftist to young students all over. This kind of political correctness gone wild has at the core a collectively evil, envious and destructive ideology, wrapped up in a veil of kindness.
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  • Posted by AlfredENewman 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    EQUALITY. The condition of possessing substantially the same rights, privileges, and immunities, and being liable to substantially the same duties. Louisville & N. R. Co. v. Commonwealth, 160 Ky. 769, 170 S.W. 162, Ann.Cas.1916A, 405.

    EQUITY. In its broadest and most general signification, this term denotes the spirit and the habit of fairness, justness, and right dealing which would regulate the intercourse of men with men, —the rule of doing to all others as we desire them to do to us; or, as it is expressed by Justinian, "to live honestly, to harm nobody, to render to every man his due." Inst. 1, 1, 3. It is therefore the synonym of natural right or justice. But in this sense its obligation is ethical rather than jural, and its discussion belongs to the sphere of morals. It is grounded in the precepts of the conscience, not in any sanction of positive law.

    - Black's Law Dictionary, Revised 4th Edition, 1968

    Equity is a legal concept to supposedly rectify the inherent harshness of equality of which the cartoon is true to form. However it never questions intention where in the cartoon if equity was voluntary then all is right with the world. However that is not normally the case and equity becomes the element of force.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 7 months ago
    Where is the security guard protecting the intellectual property of the owners of the teams from theft by looters?
    The tallest (father, older brother?) should be working to earn tickets if it is his choice to entertain the smaller ones at the game. Meanwhile they can watch on tv or hear it on the radio at the cost of hearing ads to pay for that entertainment.
    There is no reality being shown in the images. There would be no game to watch under the "equity" or "equality" portrayed if extended to everyone by stealing the property of the owners of the teams. Stealing is not equity.
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    • Posted by AlfredENewman 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      "Intellectual Property", what a strange concept especially as applied to the situation at hand. Baseball is a concept that has been around and played by youngsters for ages so that can't be intellectual property.

      First, there is nothing new in this world as all has been here since the beginning of time. It takes government by way of force to instill a concept that because one is the first to manifest, they deserve a monopoly. So the real question would be where is the actual theft.

      The mouse trap is a perfect example where the original person gets to have a monopoly preventing anyone else from competing should they be able to either make at a lesser cost or better functionality.

      Intellectual property is not the mark of a "capitalist" society but a restriction of a subjective society that blocks another from competition.

      Now in the cartoon, a fee is charge to those wishing to watch in comfort but as the fence is not tall enough to block from public view that which is beyond it, how can that be theft?
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  • Posted by  $  7 months ago
    Simply looking at something, like a sports game, requires no real effort or skill. Actually doing something, like throwing a basketball into a hoop, requires some effort and skill.

    I suggest a more appropriate cartoon:
    Equality is like a normal height basketball hoop, where the smallest person has a couple of boxes to stand on, and the medium size person has a box to stand on,and the tall person has no box to stand on. Now everyone has the equality of opportunity.
    Equity has to be forced. It is like a basketball hoop, that is lowered slightly, and the smallest person is allowed to stand on their own, the medium size person has their legs cut off at the kneecaps, and the tall person has their legs completely cut off. Now everyone has, more historically, equality of outcome.
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    • Posted by AlfredENewman 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      There is no such thing as "equality of opportunity". Is there no comprehension of the philosophy of Ayn Rand?

      Opportunity is an inert force that stands waiting for all that are presupposed to take advantage. It has no prejudice and welcomes the competent as well as the incompetent as the fate of the outcome is not a trait of opportunity.

      Equality is a concept of man, man looking to prejudice and block the desires of another. This is the desire of those that want to control others to do their bidding. It is the concept of the looter,
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