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County supervisors to consider forming Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice

Original post made on Nov 10, 2020

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors could on Tuesday approve forming an Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice to address equity, bias and inclusion in county government and beyond.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 9, 2020, 11:13 AM

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Nov 10, 2020 at 9:24 am

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The headline says "Racial Equity and Social Justice", whereas in the article (in the 4th paragraph), Gioia calls it an "Office of Racial Justice and Social Equity". I suppose it is Gioia who has his adjectives confused.

But anytime you have to put adjectives in front of Equity and Justice, to qualify what KIND of Equity and Justice is being pursued, it begs the question - what about the OTHER kinds of Equity and Justice?

Say, I've got an idea, how about we strive for Justice and Equality for all? No adjectives or qualifiers needed. Just plain Justice. Just plain Equality. (As a side comment, I intentionally used Equality, rather than Equity. Equality of opportunity, and treatment under the law, rather than guaranteeing "equity" of outcomes.)

We are a nation of individuals, with God-given rights and freedoms. Not a nation of separated racial groups, separated classes, and political subsets.

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Posted by MO
a resident of Danville
on Nov 10, 2020 at 12:05 pm

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Agree with C.R. Mudgeon. We don’t need another layer of bureaucracy to prove how “woke” we are. How much power will this new office have? Because it Is all about power and control. Welcome to the cancel culture, where your life can be destroyed because you have been condemned by the thought police.
The Supervisors should have done due diligence in researching Critical Race Theory, white fragility & all the other divisive dictums. None of these things has brought us closer together.

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Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on Nov 11, 2020 at 7:38 am

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We won't have racial equality until we see people as people rather than by the color of their skin or of their origins. Ironically these Social Justice, or whatever you want to call them, agendas do the opposite. We do not need another layer of bureaucracy in our government.

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