It’s easy to get equity and equality confused because they both have a common goal of fairness. They both also strive for everyone to have the ability to succeed. However, unlike equality – equity realizes that every person is different and may not have what they need to be truly equal.
Equality says: “Everyone is at the same level“.
While equity says: “In order to have everyone at the same level, you have to first look and see if they have what they need to get there.”