Black Success in the U.S. is NOT “Proof” of Racial Equity in the U.S.

Black people succeed in the U.S. DESPITE racial inequities

Guy Nave
10 min readSep 21, 2023
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I rarely write articles responding to comments received on a previous article. This article, however, is one I feel compelled to write.

Responding to DEI criticism

I wrote an article on diversity, equity, and inclusion, asking, “Can we agree that diversity, equity, and inclusion are desirable?”

While the article received several hundred claps and numerous favorable responses, several people stated, “No. We can’t agree that diversity, equity, and inclusion are desirable.” While I expected disagreements regarding the best ways to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and society, I did not expect people to say “diversity, equity, and inclusion” are undesirable attributes.

In response to a follow-up question in the article, “If a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world is not desirable, what kind of world do you want to live in and



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