Rep. Burgess Owens Warns Against ‘Equity’ in Schools: ‘It’s Always Lower Expectation for Black People’

Owens, the lead Republican on the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, said equity, which is often contrasted with equality, is “as racist as you can get” as it ultimately requires treating students who are racial minorities differently than white students.

Rep. Burgess Owens, R-UT, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on April 20, 2021. (Photo by Bill Clark / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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