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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Definitions

Equity assumes difference and takes difference into account to ensure a fair process and, ultimately, a far (or equitable) outcome.  Equity recognizes that some groups were (and are) disadvantaged in accessing educational and employment opportunities and are, therefore, underrepresented or marginalized in many organizations and institutions.  The effects of that exclusion often linger systemically within organizational policies, practices and procedures.  Equity, therefore, means increasing diversity by ameliorating conditions of disadvantaged groups.  

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Retrieved from the American Library Association's ODLOS Glossary of Terms 

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