Bjorn Sorensen

Equity vs. Equality #1

Elections and Opportunities

The U.S. election reminds us and the international community that we still have very divergent views about systemic racial and gender bias in this country.

One of the biggest take-aways is that many people still believe that equality is enough to improve the depravities in our system.

Equality says that everyone has the same opportunities. Equity says that each person comes at an opportunity from a different background.

And each of our backgrounds is determined by the great disparities in wealth and racial fairness within our economic, political and social systems.

I examine these issues through the lens of business diversity here: https://connectedpnw.com/the-entrepreneurial-plight-of-minority-and-women-owned-businesses/?fbclid=IwAR2Egpmw00ZtPdF-9PQsC56pZsm5eJqsc75xTov9kPXwFkUxC9AMwTRKiXw

Questions and comments are deeply appreciated.

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Bjorn Sorensen

Bjorn Sorensen

Camper, bicyclist, creative, bookstore manager, teacher, activist and halcyon world traveler with Political Science, Spanish and Masters in Teaching degrees.