Inclusiveness, fairness, and opportunities
In today’s society, there is much discussion around how best to create a more equitable environment for all. Often this centers on notions of giving special advantages to historically disadvantaged groups. However, true inclusiveness is less about singling out certain groups for special privileges and more about providing opportunities for those who have faced systemic barriers to exercise their own agency and determine their path forward.
Rather than treat people differently based on gender, race or other factors, an inclusive society removes obstacles that have hindered equal access and participation.
The focus must be on empowering the disadvantaged by removing hindrances to their advancement. Special treatment for some should not be the aim – rather, the aim should be expanding opportunities and resources for the marginalized to exercise their own abilities and benefit society as a whole.
Matthew 13:47-53. The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-215: AUGUST 3, 2023]