That's Not Fair: A Lesson on Equity Versus Equality (Hardcover)
The book "That's Not Fair," explains what it means to be equitable through the simplest demonstration.
Two classmates who are close friends and very similar to one another, participate in an activity the
teacher directs to explain the difference between equity versus equality.
The activity that Jordan and Justin participate in helps us to understand that we cannot allocate
resources equally when one person or group starts from behind. Equal distribution of resources will
not help close the gaps that exist. Alternatively, the activity establishes the necessity to focus on
helping people who start from behind by providing additional support to achieve equity. The last page
quotes, "Equality means we give everyone the exact same resources, whereas equity means giving
resources based on the needs of the people receiving them."
This book is an educational and fun tool to help us visualize what it means to practice equity.