William Thien

What Is It Going to Be, Equality or Diversity? You Can’t Have it Both Ways!

Posted on: April 15, 2015

I was around during the sixties and seventies when the great social rights movements in the country were aimed at instituting “equality.” It almost made sense. Everything was done to ensure equality and that movement carried on until recently.

Lately, everything has been about something else entirely. Realizing that the public doesn’t buy the “equality” argument anymore, that “equality” is frequently being used by one portion of society offensively against another rather than as a measure of equalization, and with the public finally concluding that nobody is really truly “equal,” they’ve changed their tune hoping to carry on with the so-called reforms.

Now, the catchall isn’t “equality” anymore, it is “diversity.” Instead of insuring equality, we are supposed to “Celebrate Diversity.”

Well, what is it? Is it “Equality” or is it “Diversity? Are we all the same or are we all different?

What’s it going to be? Because you can’t have it both ways!

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3 Responses to "What Is It Going to Be, Equality or Diversity? You Can’t Have it Both Ways!"

Reblogged this on William Thien and commented:

To me what is crucial in this observation is ““equality” is frequently being used by one portion of society offensively against another rather than as a measure of equalization.”

Equal rights laws are being used as an “offensive” tool, not as a measure of social equalization. The laws are being used as a form of revenge for past deeds of generations long gone and circumstances for which no one sex has any control over.” Sexual harassment accusations are waged merely to get rid of men, for example, and there is no control over that. None. No wonder there is a glass ceiling. Can you imagine the cost of dealing with that kind of behavior in the work place?

yeah, it is a problem; ‘equality’ has slowly become a demand for ‘equality of outcomes,’ or, in more familiar parlance, a fight against ‘disparate impact.’

I can see what you are saying and why not use whatever method offered is at your disposal to achieve equality (which is a legal construct). The problem is the method being used is duplicitous and unfair at the same time.

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