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> There's also the problem that the contexts in which ‘equity’ is even pursued or promoted as a goal are cherry-picked. Mr. Short might get a platform to boost him above the fence at the ballgame, but when it comes time for the limbo contest Mr. Tall is on his own.
Paging Dr. Procrustes...
The number of stock certificates Mr. Short would have to stack to see over the fence is staggering, assuming he hadn’t sold them before he even bought them.
"exerted a vice grip"
Vise, not vice.
If I remember correctly, you showed The Lynchburg Story video in one of our classes at VCU back around 2015 or so. I remember the shock that gripped the class. Amazing to realize that the sentiment behind the article and that video really hasn't dissipated much. It has shifted forms a bit but the attitude is still there and seems to have gone global.
The Lynchburg Story video brings home the irony that the ACLU once professed to value human life in its God-given variety, with the ACLU lawyer saying:
"We don't have the wisdom to make those decisions.
We don't begin to understand what makes...a worthwhile person.
We could lose the beautiful variety--this wonderful messiness--that we have in this world.
We could lose all of our wonder."
Sad how quickly they forgot.