Equity Office Concept and Creation
A Community Forum will be held May 18, 2011, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., to share information and discuss the proposal.
Equity is when everyone has full and equal access to opportunities necessary to meet their essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve their full potential.
This is equal opportunity which I agree with.
Neither the City of Portland government nor the city of Portland’s community structure and functions currently lead to equitable outcomes
This is the city of Portland saying that the local government doesn't currently offer equal opportunity.
This of course means that they want to do things such as:
Lead a city-wide Race and Social Justice effort
Translation: equal outcomes and less liberty
Translation: budget based on race/gender/etc
Enter into partnerships with community organizations
Translation: liberal organizations will now get more taxpayer funding. Think CAUSA.
Judging on their need for endless amounts of diversity, cultural and sensitivity training I have to assume that government workers are the biggest hatemongers around. They are constantly creating offices, departments and agencies for fairness but their goal is never achieved.
Can you imagine the social setting where someone comes out and says "I'm not fair to people based on their race/gender/etc"? That's what Portland just did.
I am anxiously awaiting the resignation of everyone on the City Diversity Committee. I mean, is everyone at the Affirmative Action/Diversity Development Office and Citywide Diversity Development Coordinating Committee not want equal opportunity? There needs to be a new office because the old office just isn't good enough?
Bunch of hatemongers.