Monday, January 24, 2022

Youngkin Nixes ‘Equity’ for ‘Opportunity’ - WSJ

New Gov. Glenn Youngkin is off to a fast start in Virginia, pushing back as his campaign promised against the coercion of progressive mandates and control of schools. One of his early moves seems especially notable and promising: Recasting the state’s “diversity, equity and inclusion” office to substitute “opportunity” for “equity.”

At a general level this change is largely symbolic because what matters is how the office will operate in practice. But the symbolism still matters because it represents a major fault line in American culture and politics.

The left, including the Biden Administration, has abandoned its long-held support for equal opportunity in favor of “equity,” by which it means equal outcomes. The latter is impossible to achieve given human differences, but it is used to justify destructive and polarizing policies that favor some groups over others.


Youngkin's actions were remarkably quick given the standards of politics.

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Let us note Youngkin is a businessman and not a lawyer. If speed and efficiency is important, then having lawyers involved always adds extra time to the equation--present blogger company excepted, of course.

Posted by: jmod46 | Jan 25, 2022 6:00:27 AM