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How “equity” can generate antisemitism

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09.05.2021

What could possibly be wrong with a term as benevolent as “equity”?

Ibrahim X. Kendi defines the term in his best seller How to be an Antiracist. “Racial inequity is when two or more racial groups are not standing on approximately equal footing,” he asserts. Discrimination that produces equity, he assures, is anti-racist.

At first blush, this may sound like a fine approach to leveling the playing field. But once you think through the consequences and how radical a departure it is from our traditional understanding of the term, it becomes clear that not only is this view of equity bad for society, it’s potentially calamitous for the Jewish community.

If you want examples of this version of equity in action, look no further than the bombshell of an essay by Anna Keating, who quit her job in the........

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