In the last post in this series, The Latest Iteration In Bigotry, to see how bigotry is making a comeback, we started looking into the news about one of our neighboring counties. Surprisingly, the news is about what Loudoun County School Board wants children taught, how to judge other people based upon their superficial characteristics. Essentially, that School Board wants children how to be good bigots. Here we will examine the kind of bigotry Loudoun County School Board wants children taught. Why? If it can happen next door, it can happen here.
What Kind Of Bigotry Does The Loudoun County School Board Want Children Taught?
The last post in this series went into the definition of bigotry. Then we listed a bunch of news articles on Loudoun County Public Schools and Critical Race Theory. When you read those articles, did you agree that teaching Critical Race Theory would increase the amount of bigotry? Well, some people think Critical Race Theory is the way to go. Instead of just condemning racism when they see it, they want to promote anti-racism. Does that sound reasonable? Well, it really isn’t.
Where should we begin? What is driving this nonsense? The Biden Administration full of talk about “equity” (Equity | Definition of Equity at Dictionary.com). Where we would usually see the word “equality” (Equality | Definition of Equality at Dictionary.com). spokesmen substitute the word “equity,” but “equity” is not the same as “equality.”
Whereas advocates for “equality” puts the emphasis on impartial justice, advocates for “equity” put emphasis on equal outcomes. Consider how the Declaration of Independence focuses on equality.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,Declaration of Independence: A Transcription | National Archives
The Declaration of Independence requires the government to treat everyone impartially. Because God created all of us in His image, we are all equal. Because God gives us our rights, our rights are unalienable, and all government can do is protect those rights, That is, all our government can do is protect us from being abused by each other.
Equality before the law is a Biblical concept. The Old Testament speaks of it when it requires officials to to treat everyone without partiality.
Who is righteous? Does righteousness have anything to do with race or sex? Can we even guarantee that a man who claims to uphold a particular creed is righteous?
The sin of partiality is important enough that the Book of James (only four small chapters long), devotes an entire passage to it. Here is how that passage starts.
Because Christians remain mere human beings and still sinners, James warns us against the sin of partiality. Hence James warns us not to sin in our churches, to treat everyone in our churches as a fellow human being made in the image of God.
“Equity,” on the hand, largely remains the idol of secular academics and power hungry politicians. Why? Well, some believe we are wise enough to eradicate sin, even what lingers from the sins of the past. Their “trick” is to see all that is superficial about our neighbors and to equalize outcomes based upon race, sex, gender, creed, disability, and so forth. Unfortunately, we are not wise enough and not righteous enough to make “equity” work, and we know this from past experience. Governments that promise “equity” either are corrupt or become corrupt. That is why the idea has never actually worked in practice. Demanding that the government discriminate based upon race, sex, gender, creed, disability, and so forth divides us. In fact, our leaders already know this. Apparently, some of them want to divide and conquer us.
Nevertheless, discrimination based upon “equity,” supposedly good discrimination, seems so reasonable. Consider how this article, Equity vs. Equality: What Is the Difference? (thoughtco.com), presents the differences.
Key Takeaways: Equity vs. Equality
- Equality is providing the same level of opportunity and assistance to all segments of society, such as races and genders.
- Equity is providing various levels of support and assistance depending on specific needs or abilities.
- Equality and equity are most often applied to the rights and opportunities of minority groups.
- Laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provide equality, while policies such as affirmative action provide equity.
“Equity” is about looking for excuses to treat some groups, based upon arbitrary excuses, with partiality. That is, “equity” requires government to use race, sex, gender, wealth, creed, — virtually any excuse — to give supposedly disadvantaged groups unearned advantages.
Why would power hungry politician prefer to promise us “equity” over “equality”? To give us “equity,” we must give our leaders enormous power. We must allow our leaders to:
- Redistribute the wealth to whichever group they are partial to today.
- Redistribute jobs based upon whichever group they are partial to today.
- Distribute social benefits to whichever group they are partial to today.
- Give special rights and protections to whichever group they are partial to today.
To whichever group they are partial to today? Does that phrase sound ridiculous? Are our leaders that fickle? Are we that fickle? Consider. Not too long ago — in the name of equity — government officials started expanding women’s sports in our public schools and our universities. Now? Now boys and men who want to be girls or women respectively have insisted upon the “right” to compete in women’s sports. That is, biological boys and men want to compete against biological girls and women. That threatens whole concept of women’s sports. Transgenderism is today’s fad. So much for the wisdom of our leaders.
Is giving our leaders the power to guarantee “equity” — that is equal outcomes for everyone — truly a threat to our constitutional republic? Consider another example. Consider the idea of hate speech. Certain groups now say that calling their behavior sinful “hate speech,” and they want to outlaw such “hate speech.” Traditionally, however, we would call such a law against “hate speech” a violation of our First Amendment rights. Nevertheless, in the name of “equity” we risk giving our leaders the power to shut us up. Thus, the special rights required for “equity” are a threat to freedom of the press, free speech, and the free exercise of religion.
In theory, “equity” sounds great! What “equity” means in practice is taking away both the property and the rights of everyone until everyone becomes a slave of the state. We cannot elect people wise and honorable enough to make “equity” work. The best we can do is equality before the law. The best we can do is to personally try treat others without partiality, and that is hard enough.
Do you live in Loudoun County? Do want to join with other parent in the fight against teaching our children to be bigots? Consider LCPS Parents. Do you live in Prince William County or the City of Manassas? Consider helping us, Get Involved | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org).
- Recall Launched Against School Board Members In Secret Facebook Group Targeting Unwoke Parents | The Daily Caller
- School board members reportedly targeting parents opposed to critical race theory (nypost.com)
- Loudoun County, VA Public School Teacher Calls Out Student For Not Seeing Race: “That’s All You See, Just Two People?” | Video | RealClearPolitics
- Loudoun County Crazy: Diversity Council Says ‘We Can And We Will Silence The Opposition’ (thefederalist.com)
- ‘That Student Deserves A Medal’: Leaked Video Shows Teacher Infuriated That Student Won’t Point Out ‘Racial Differences’ Between Two Women | The Daily Caller
- ‘Blatantly Lying Or They Do Not Understand Critical Race Theory’: Parents Group Releases Evidence Of Indoctrination In Virginia County Schools | The Daily Caller
- Loudoun County Parents at War Over Critical Race Theory in Curriculum (philanthropyroundtable.org)
- REPORT: School Committee Chair Says Teachers Against Critical Race Theory ‘Cannot And Should Not Be Tolerated’ | The Daily Caller
- GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser Of Parents Opposing Critical Race Theory In Loudoun County – JONATHAN TURLEY
- What Is Social Equity? (unimelb.edu.au)
- Social equity – Wikipedia
- What is Social Equity?. We looked it up and this is what we got… | by James Rhule | Project: Human City | Medium
To be continued.
- Part 3: When The Foundations Are Destroyed