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By Julie Reeder

The difference between equality and equity


Last updated 4/28/2021 at 11:43am

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 men. It’s why...

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