“Equity” Means Discrimination
Achieving “equity” often involves discrimination, which is forbidden by the Civil Rights Act and the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
On 5/21/23, anchor Linsey Davis reported on ABC’s World News Tonight, “The NAACP is issuing a formal travel advisory for Florida, saying the state has become hostile to black Americans under Republican Governor Ron DeSantis. Other civil rights groups have issued similar warnings in recent weeks. This as DeSantis is on the verge of entering the race for the White House.” https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2023/05/22/abcnbc-boosts-naacps-ridiculous-travel-advisory-florida
Florida recently enacted a law that reinforces the U.S. Civil Rights Act, which requires that every person to be treated equally under the law:
Civil rights are “the rights that every person should have regardless of his or her sex, race, or religion.” https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/civil-rights#:~:text=civil%20rights%20(noun)
The NAACP is a proponent of “equity.” https://naacp.org/about/mission-vision#:~:text=Our%20mission%20is%20to%20achieve,and%20all%20persons%20of%20color.
Equity “recognizes each person has different circumstances and needs, meaning different groups of people need different resources and opportunities allocated to them in order to thrive.” https://unitedwaynca.org/blog/equity-vs-equality/
In the words of Kamala Harris, “there’s a big difference between equality and equity,” and “equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place.” https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1322963321994289154
Unequal treatment under the law is explicitly forbidden by the 14th Amendment, which states, “Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” https://www.justfacts.com/constitution#Amendment14
Unequal treatment under the law is embraced by many on the left, including Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson: https://www.justfactsdaily.com/yes-the-u-s-constitution-forbids-government-from-racial-discrimination
One of the NAACP’s stated missions is to “eliminate discrimination” https://naacp.org/about/mission-vision#:~:text=Our%20mission%20is%20to%20achieve,and%20all%20persons%20of%20color.
The NAACP supported placing Hugo Black on the Supreme Court even after he was exposed as a former member of the Ku Klux Klan: https://www.justfacts.com/racialissues#civil_newdeal
In 1943, Hugo Black authored the Supreme Court’s decision in Korematsu v. United States, which allowed the Roosevelt administration to place innocent U.S. citizens of Japanese descent into detention camps during World War II: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/us-supreme-court/323/214.html
On 5/22/23, NBC News anchor Tom Llamas reported that the NAACP was “responding to what it calls DeSantis’ ‘aggressive attempts to erase black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida’s schools.’ Earlier this year, DeSantis blocked an advanced placement course in African American studies from being offered at Florida high schools.”
Florida law requires that schools to teach the history of African Americans, including the “ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping,” along with “slavery, racial oppression, and “racial discrimination.” https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/7/BillText/er/PDF#page=15
Florida law forbids public schools and colleges from teaching students that they are “superior,” “oppressed,” “privileged,” or guilty “by virtue of his or her race.” https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/7/BillText/er/PDF#page=9
Florida law doesn’t prohibit teaching of the racial tenets of leftism as long as this is done “in an objective manner without endorsement of the concepts.” https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/7/BillText/er/PDF#page=11
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