• In push for woke 'equity,' Biden abandons equality

    From Bradley K. Sherman@bksherman@sunpower.com to alt.society.mental-health,alt.politics.media,sac.politics,talk.politics.misc,alt.fan.rush-limbaugh on Sun Jan 31 08:58:26 2021
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    President Biden’s embrace of utter nonsense pushed by the “woke”
    continued with last week’s executive orders to “advance racial
    equity” and “root out systemic racism in housing and criminal
    justice.”

    The “equity” approach assumes that any outcome that doesn’t meet
    inane racial quotas is the result of bias. It is, in fact,
    systematically racist.

    The four executive orders Biden signed Tuesday don’t seem that earth-shattering. He directed the Department of Housing and
    Urban Development “to take steps necessary to redress racially
    discriminatory federal housing policies,” told the Justice
    Department to stop using private prisons, recommitted the feds
    to honoring tribal sovereignty and vowed to combat “racism,
    xenophobia and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific
    Islanders.”

    But, as the White House put it, his many “equity” orders set up
    “a whole-of-government initiative to address racial equity and
    support underserved communities, and redress systemic racism in
    federal policies, laws and programs.” He’ll also require “all
    agencies to take affirmative steps to promote diversity, equity
    and inclusion.”

    Notice that repeated word, “equity.” Liberals used to call
    (rightly) for equality of opportunity — to have every American
    treated the same way before the law. “Equity” demands equal
    outcomes. If some group of Americans is doing better than
    another, no matter the reason, government must fix it.

    Tellingly, Biden in announcing his orders actually corrected his
    own use of the “wrong” term: “I believe this nation and this
    government need to change their whole approach to the issue of
    racial equal — equity.”

    Per the White House, Biden is bent on “embedding racial equity
    across his administration’s response to COVID-19 and the
    economic crisis.” That extends to de-facto quotas for small-
    business support — making federal aid depend on skin color.

    That’s un-American, but the White House said these steps are
    “just the start.”

    True: Some minorities have been harder hit by responses to the
    pandemic. Public-school shutdowns and lame “remote learning”
    efforts hit hardest at lower-income families who can’t afford
    private tutors or private schools. But Team Biden is adamantly
    against school choice, which would give such families real
    opportunity to get their kids a quality education. And the
    president has already declined to criticize the Chicago Teachers
    Union for refusing to go along with school reopening.

    In short, Biden’s not fighting against racial injustice — he’s
    just giving Democratic interest groups and ideologues what they
    demand.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/30/in-push-for-woke-equity-biden-
    abandons-equality/

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  • From Dutch@no@email.com to alt.society.mental-health,alt.politics.media,sac.politics,talk.politics.misc,alt.fan.rush-limbaugh on Sun Jan 31 00:43:06 2021
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    On 2021-01-30 11:58 p.m., Bradley K. Sherman wrote:
    “Equity” demands equal
    outcomes.

    No it doesn't, that's ridiculous. Nobody can guarantee equal outcomes
    among different people with different talents and abilities in different situations. Equity means giving people with different resources an equal opportunity to succeed, that is all it can possibly mean. Stop reading
    The NY Post, it's a snot rag. And stop impersonating posters who are
    much smarter than you.
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