This is important
This graphic is ridiculously effective and helpful.
so equaling the “playing field” isn’t equality?
Making equal accessibility for limited mobility people, for example?
How is it justice?
I am confused.
It means the people actually in need (marginalized groups) should get the aid instead of people who do not need it. This stems from stuff like ( in the case of a learning disability accommodation) “oh but that person can’t get extra time on a test, it’s not equal for everyone.” It’s not equal for everyone because the people who do not need the extra time are already there. The people who do need the extra time are given it to make them equal to the others.
See how in the first picture everyone has a boost but they’re still varying heights? It still creates the same inequality to give everyone the same boost. The second picture shows that different groups have different needs and those needs should be catered to. They have their specific need catered to (in this case it’s height) so they are actually equal now and that is just.