On what equality means in an unequal society

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“There is a tendency to judge the actions of those with the least amount of power the same as those with more power and then ask, ‘Isn’t that what equality means?’ It’s a clever rhetorical evasion of the issue. Equality is the goal, but to pretend that we actually exist as equals right now is to ignore reality.”

—Mychal Denzel Smith in an essay