Lesson Quickie: Equality vs Equity

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)*

Equality – Same conditions for everyone

Ex: Everyone at the table gets a juicy steak for dinner.

But what about the vegans? (No, vegans aren’t the only people who don’t eat meat, but just bear with me for the sake of simplicity.)

Equity – Individual conditions based on need and/or value

Ex: Carnivores get a juicy beef steak. Vegans get a juicy tofu steak. 

Quickie Wrap-up: 

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. (Gold stars for naming the reference).

*While the Einstein quote isn’t exactly talking about equality vs equity, it’s related in that it recognizes the existence of differing standards and rubrics.

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