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Old 06-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #462 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bebe View Post
I wonder if you two are confusing equity and equality...?

Equity refers to being fair - so for example, giving each person what they need.
Equality, on the other hand, refers to everyone having the same, so giving everybody the same thing regardless of their specific needs.

These are often confused when people argue about fair treatment for oppressed or underrepresented groups.

James, I don't think it is possible for you to be treated equally in society because you are just too different from what is considered the norm. You have a right to expect equity though, imho.
I think you are right, Bebe. I'd like equity.
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