The Anchorage Assembly will vote Tuesday on whether to add another “pillar” to its strategic plan. This one is defined as an Equity pillar.
It would join those pillars of Quality of Life, Public Safety, Economic Development, Homelessness.
What is equity? It is a term that essentially means socialism.
George Washington University Public Health Department defines it as different from the long-sought quality of “equality”:
“Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. … Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.”
Karl Marx, the father of socialism, put it another way: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
Equity is socialism in that it does not strive to offer just equal opportunity, but equal outcome.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown just signed an education equity statute that removes the requirement that high school students prove proficiency in reading, writing, or math before graduation.
Last year the Anchorage Assembly authorized the hiring of an equity officer, who was then put on the payroll in April. He has no deliverables and cannot be fired by the mayor without the authorization of the Assembly.
The Anchorage Assembly, which is arguably the most radical of all local governing bodies in the state, will take up the ordinance at the meeting that starts at 5 pm in the Loussac Library. Agenda is here.