Tag: Social Justice: Equal opportunity and privilege

Jul 2020

Last Sunday, I observed that at the heart of American democracy is the promise of equal rights under the law, which provides for ‘equal opportunity’, especially for social, economic, and political advancement. This is very different from ‘equality of results’. Equal rights under the law does not deny the possible of different social or economic classes, nor the privilege that comes with some sort of class differentiation, but would make those classes less rigid and more permeable so that ambitious members of the lower classes have the opportunity to advance their standing......

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