Equity is supposed to mean “fair”. However, deciding what is “fair” is rarely self-evident.
When I’ve asked this question (above), I’m shown one of the many versions of the same image we’ve all seen (the children watching a baseball game behind a fence). This image seems well suited for describing equitable (fair) access to open, public events and services, but it loses its utility when applied to a competitive assessment and selection process (the players in the game went through a competitive assessment and selection process to be able to play in their respective roles, the crowd didn’t).
What does equity look like in the context of a competitive assessment and selection process?