That damn equality/equity meme


Caught this on social media tonight and it’s being passed around like crazy. For good reason.

I’ve never much liked the meme, but that’s because the one I’ve always seen has white children in it. As a metaphor for education- the way I’ve seen it used most- it’s, well, crap. But this piece takes a new whole new look at it and really shreds it up: “This image is actually a great example of deficit thinking — an ideology that blames victims of oppression for their own situation. As with this image, deficit thinking makes systemic forms of racism and oppression invisible.”

You can (and should) read it here.