No, it doesn’t mean EQUALITY; THAT is the FUCKING PROBLEM.

"Racial equity does not mean simply treating everyone equally, but rather, allocating resources and services in such a way that explicitly addresses barriers imposed by structural racism and White privilege..."
“racial equity” = treating people unequally, based on their race

“addressing White privilege” = depriving White people of goods or access to goods on the basis of their race, even though they have done nothing wrong
A large amount of “equity” is illegal under American constitutional protections against seizure of property without due process and equal protection of the laws.
Example: If A steals B’s property, this in INJUSTICE, because A has no right to do this.

Under “equity,” in this case “wealth equity,” one claims that A does have a right to B’s property, because A doesn’t have as much property as B, and so there is “inequity.”
“Inequity” just means any sort of difference, but the term has lately been crowbarred into having a (pseudo-) moral signification whereby it is supposed to grant an entitlement to “rectify” the “inequity” contrary to justice.
Differences between human beings arise both by nature and by free human actions. These things will, necessarily, cause differences across different groups or populations, and hence “inequity.”

There is nothing here that needs to be “fixed” or “rectified.”
For example, Asian American students earn higher grades (on average) than White students.

This is an inequity.

If we could induce the White students to earn higher grades, we already would — so any practical measure to “rectify” the “inequity” means screwing over the Asians.
Ultimately, the only way to really “rectify” “grade inequity” is just to abolish grades entirely (or make them meaningless by assigning everyone the same grade).

A halfway-measure would be to weight grades according to race, which is the road we are currently on.

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A serious problem with Kant’s First formulation of the Categorical Imperative, the Universality formulation, is that while it is often a crucial test, it isn’t a perfect one — some ethical matters ought not to be universalized: this destroys their very substance.
A good example of a place where Kant’s test breaks down is in our ethical obligations to our own family, which are always particular: no one but her children have *these* duties to my/our mother.
Kant’s test of universalizability does do an excellent job testing whether something CAN BE universalized — and all moral principles that apply to us just qua human beings, or rather, persons, are such.
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Precisely BECAUSE they were the RIVAL faction of Revolutionary Socialism.
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Trump was the best president we’ve had in generations and the Left went insane, pretending he was a demon, and supporting a senile relic like Biden because “nothing mattered” but getting rid of Trump.

It does matter. They CHOSE this decrepit fool, and we’re all paying for it.
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And Biden’s characteristic move for his failures is to blame everyone else.
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K1 Every law or policy is either racist or antiracist
K1.1 Only antiracist laws or policies are permissible
K2 Every law or police that is race-neutral, that is, that does not take race into account, is racist
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K2.2 Any law or policy which does not take race into account, or — what is in practice the same thing — “accounts” for race by treating each race equally is racist, and therefore not permissible.
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If you are vaccinated, it is fine to carry in a live case of covid.
So, to get in to the event, you can either (a) not have covid or (b) have covid but be vaccinated.

Does this double standard make sense? How is it just? Or sane?
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