On his very first day in office, Joe Biden signed something called an “Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities.” You ought to read it and see if you can figure out what it means. The document uses the term “equity” a total of 21 times, yet, revealingly, never defines the word.
So, what is equity? Joe Biden never tells us, never even hints. His order proclaims that America will be getting “an ambitious whole-of-government equity agenda.” So whatever it is, equity is ambitious, and it will be everywhere. We know that it will be everywhere. But we’re not allowed to know what it is. That’s odd.
For three months, we’ve been trying to guess: What is this “equity” that is now our country’s main reason for existing? We know it’s not the same as “equality,” or even closely related. In the name of equity, for example, the Biden administration supports open discrimination against Asian college applicants. They’re Asian, therefore they can’t get in to school. It’s that simple. We used to call that kind of behavior “racism” and had laws against it. Now we call it “equity” and we have laws demanding it. It turns out that racism and equity are pretty