Critics Slam Harris For Latest Remarks About ‘Equity’
While America has long strived to provide equal opportunity without guaranteeing equal results, a leftist fringe has emerged in recent generations that seeks to embrace a more communist-adjacent outlook that prioritizes the outcome of supposedly oppressed groups at the expense of everyone else.
This ideology, commonly referred to as “equity,” has been repeatedly endorsed by Vice President Kamala Harris, whose definition of the term involves the belief that “everybody should end up in the same place.”
She rejected the notion of “equality,” which she complained “suggests often everybody should get the same thing” but “assumes everybody started out in the same place.”
Equity, on the other hand, takes into consideration that “not everybody started out in the same place,” Harris gushed, concluding that “some people need more so we all end up in the same place.”
A video of her remarks was shared on social media this week, prompting a flurry of criticism.
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“If everyone ends up in the same place, then what’s the point of life?” asked entrepreneur Lark Davis. “Why would you strive for greatness? Why would you work hard? Why would you want to be independent?”
Harris received similar backlash after narrating a video released just prior to the 2020 presidential election in which she used an imagined scenario of two men — one White and one Black — attempting to climb a mountain to make the argument that the Black man needed additional resources not given to the White man.
“Full blown Marxist,” wrote Matt Wolking, a spokesperson for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign at the time.
The vice president has also argued that even emergency aid should be distributed according to “equity” following a natural disaster.
“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality but we also need to fight for equity,” she said in the wake of Hurricane Ian in 2022. “If we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work.”
Christina Pushaw, a spokesperson for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, reacted by declaring Harris’ reaction “false,” noting that federal assistance “is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background” and that the vice president’s “rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified.”