Louisville's Equity Problem

Gretchen Hunt

Exploring the Louisville Metro website, one is overwhelmed by the dedication to EQUITY.

What IS ‘equity’ and why is it a big problem? Many conservative news and opinion websites explain what ‘equity’ is in the context of American values. Here’s a definition from The American Thinker:

Equity, unlike equality, isn’t equal access to opportunity or equal protection before the law. Equity, per the American Marxists, is the redistribution of societal status, legal protection, and economic goods (i.e., jobs and material possessions) in accordance with their politicized assessment of disadvantages and demographics.

What IS Marxism? Here is one way to explain it:

In the 20th century more people died at the hands of their own atheist-socialist-Marxist government, than died in all the wars in all the history of mankind… Millions of people were murdered by their own government simply because they would not accept the idea that everything they produced should be surrendered to the state.

That is why Equity as a government badge of identity, as we now have in Louisville, is a BIG PROBLEM. This mindset is dangerous.

Let’s look at some pages on the LouisvilleKy.gov website that show how entrenched Equity mandates are in Lou-ah-vul:

Louisville Metro Government Equity Impact Statement All Metro agencies are required to complete an equity review for each departmental budget proposal, which provides the Metro Council with a holistic assessment of how equity is prioritized and addressed within department budgets.

Get the Equity toolkit The tool is considered a national best practice to advance racial equity. Louisville Metro Government is committed to advancing racial equity and is using this tool to address institutional racism.

Health Equity A person’s identity, whatever they might be, should not predict how long or how well one will live. However, the history and evolution of structural racism and other systems of power significantly shape the way residents experience hope, happiness, and wellness.

Office for Women The Louisville Metro Office for Women (OFW) was founded in 1991. We envision Louisville as a community where women and gender diverse individuals can thrive, and gender equity is the norm.

Watch and listen to Gretchen Hunt, Director of the OFW:

“Women are the bedrock and the foundation of our community.” Some men—and women— may want to argue that point.

Equity is first and foremost on the Biden agenda. Here are his Executive Orders to enforce Equity on the majority:

  • EO 13985 | Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government Definitions. For purposes of this order: (a) The term “equity” means the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.
  • EO 14091 | Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government Policy. On my first day in office, I signed Executive Order 13985 of January 20, 2021 (Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government), which charged the Federal Government with advancing equity for all, including communities that have long been underserved, and addressing systemic racism in our Nation's policies and programs. By advancing equity, the Federal Government can support and empower all Americans, including the many communities in America that have been underserved, discriminated against, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. We can also deliver resources and benefits equitably to the people of the United States and rebuild trust in Government. (emphasis added)

Watch out Louisville businesses. The Government is minding your store.