Ben Carson (Opinion), “Moving our focus from equality to equity won’t defeat racism; It’s another kind of racism,” Washington Post, April 18, 2021 (4:51 p.m. EDT).
Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to 2021, is the founder of the American Cornerstone Institute.
Ben Carson has nailed the issue of race in the current debate in the United States.
Should our goal be racial equality of opportunity, or racial equity in results?
Should a white person have an equal opportunity to get a job, or should the composition of the work force at a company or in government reflect racial equity in results, if the two objectives conflict?
This is not a theoretical issue. NBC and MSNBC have announced they will hire 50% of their workforce from minority groups.
Carson, who is African-American and grew up in an underprivileged environment, makes cogent points.
The critical issue is whether our goal should be racial equality of opportunity, or racial equity of results.
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