In TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO BE BIGOTS? — PART 2 | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org), we considered the difference between equality and equity. When we treat people equally we try to avoid partiality, that is, giving some people preferences over others. On the other hand, when we strive for equity, we intentionally show partiality in order to achieve an equality of outcomes. When is treating others equally appropriate? When is striving for equity appropriate? It depends upon the situation and criteria we use. Consider a couple of examples.
- If we were hiring someone to be a manager in the Prince William County’s Department of Social Services, we could not hire anyone based upon their race, sex, or creed. The law requires us to be impartial and to treat all the candidates equally regardless of race, sex, or creed.
- If we were a young man and we had…
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