Equity and equality are often confused, without knowing the true meaning of equity. Equality means that everyone should have an advantage, but the same advantage. We could provide everyone with shoes, specifically the same size and style of flip-flops. Flip-flops aren’t going to work for everyone or every situation, especially if they are all the same size. Each individual person is different, so their advantages and shoes should be different. Equity is about giving each person what they need to have, in order to have the same opportunities and advantages as everyone else.
By Bryce Mergens