Last night on Sky News I talked to Peta Credlin about the word ‘equity.’ Writing in the Daily Telegraph Miranda Devine said recently: ‘Equity is not the same as “equality.” It is a faddish Marxist code word for “equality of outcome”, as opposed to “equality of opportunity…” and says we should be alarmed how often educators are revealing the Marxist penetration of our school system by flashing this Marxist code word ‘equity.’ Once again the Marxists are distorting the language. ‘Equity’ came in English from Old French in the 14the century, and behind it is a Latin source word. As any dictionary will tell us ‘equity’ means ‘fairness’ (‘fairness in the process’) not ‘equality.’ That’s a distinction that is vitally important. Those who want to bring about ‘equality of outcome’ should start by cancelling the Olympic Games. All competitors have ‘equity’ (fairness) because all start from the same mark, and all are judged under the same rules. But only one wins the gold medal. The outcome is definitely unequal. And the same principal applies in intellectual disciples. The International Mathematical Olympiad is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students held annually. It has ‘equity’ (fairness) because competitors all tackle the same tasks under the same rules. And true ‘equity’ means there can NEVER be equality of outcome. Once again Marxists are trying to destroy our society by twisting language. ‘Equity’ (‘a fair process’) PLUS competition equals a fair and effective society. The Marxists’ dishonest use of ‘equity’ aims to reduce everyone to the level of the lowest and the slowest.
You can see my chat with Peta here: If leftists want 'equality of outcome' they should 'cancel the Olympic Games' | Sky News Australia
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