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Social equity addresses fairness, justice, and equity within a variety of public contexts. Although the United States has made significant progress in expanding access to opportunities to more of the nation’s citizens and residents, we continue to struggle with ensuring the equitable design and implementation of public policies and programs that reduce or eliminate disparities, discrimination, and marginalization.
Social equity is often named as the fourth pillar of public administration, along with economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. Social equity, which addresses fairness, justice and equity for all, is tremendously relevant today.
Statement from National Academy of Public Administration President and CEO Terry Gerton on Social Equity Social equity is often