Equity by Design

Sometimes I write my own content, careful to give credit to my sources, if any, or provide references to the authors that influence my thought. Other times, I come across content that should not be abbreviated or replicated in any form. The article that follows is one of those sources. Adapted from her book, on the same topic, this author speaks truth to the need for equitable solutions in a way that both validates and soothes.

Equity is how our human soul resists the temptation of revenge born of grief and sorrow. ” — Minal Bopaiah, “The Virtue of Equity

Those who have read the article suggested that I provide a link to the TED Talk by Antionette Carroll, entitled “Justice By Design” which is referenced in the article and speaks to the ways in which systemic inequities are part of an intentional design.

“…systems of oppression, inequalities, and inequities are by design. Therefore, only intentional design can dismantle them.” Antoinette Carroll

Published by Dee Dial

I blogged anonymously for many years, mostly about subjects that were difficult to discuss but where there was a critical for understanding including on topics of race, religion and social justice. It seems that everyone does that these days but my topics have always tried to be heart-centered but authentic, provocative yet thoughtful. Even before “safe spaces” were being discussed, I sensed the need and always tried to project that in my writing and social interactions. (There is enough negativity in the world; we don’t endorse that behavior here). But there is definitely remains the need for facilitated spaces where we can have civil conversations about really tough subjects. Disclaimer: I am also a Staff Director with over 30 years of consulting, business management, finance, accounting, auditing and systems experience. I am a working mother and wife who has owned her own business since 1993. Some of my business ventures include teaching, professional writing, consulting and managing retail establishments. This results in life, business and other lived experiences in a number of areas but views of any material written by me are mine. They are not reflective of the views of any of my current or previous employers.

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