You've done a great job convincing me. =p
I don't know why I bother, since you deny science (including climate science, whilst promoting controversial race science theories and anti-scientific theories regarding COVID). So fact-based argumentation and/or logic won't cut it with you.
An appeal to emotion? Then again, you've shown a chronic lack of empathy already, so I doubt it.
But just for the hell of it, let's amuse each other, eh?
The whole thing of equality, for example with LGBTQ+ people, is that people forget the reality of the world. We already live in a world with gross inequality, there's no denying that. Some places may be a bit better, some outright horrific, yet no country is immune to this. Therefore we need to talk about equity, that dreaded word that purported non-prejudists revile, yet is the reason we celebrate minorities.
So let's explore Equity vs Equality a little.
Regarding whether it's discrimination. Of course it is. Positive discrimination is still discrimination. I mean. It's in the name. But. If there is no other way to achieve equality, wouldn't equity be the way to go, temporarily?
Here's a Star Wars example. Episodes 1-3. The Anakin Skywalker story line, right? In the beginning the good jedi are overwhelmingly in power and there are no evil sith lords. Anakin is supposed to bring balance to the Force. What happens? He murders most of the good jedi, and begins a reign of evil. Of course that would happen to bring balance. Is what he did wrong? On some moral ethical level sure of course (though this whole example is completely extreme). Did it bring balance? Yep. What have we learned here? You need a big enough force to affect the balance. If things are imbalanced, you can never achieve balance (net zero sum) with a net zero force. It has to be biased one way or the other.
Equity as is, is a noble idea.
Equity is a means of achieving equality. Eventually there is no need for equity, in an equal world. We do not live in such a world.
The thing where it gets very iffy and controversial is when it comes to race or sex/gender/sexual preference. Is the fact that 98% of CEOs are men (hypothetical) enough to warrant a sex quota, and mandate certain number of women? This would still be by choice mind you, as there are no federal or otherwise actual binding laws mandating that your CEO MUST be female, to my knowledge.
Then the question becomes, are women disadvantaged due to some factor currently, whether it be bias, prejudice, or harder early life conditions. If you can show this, then equity is indeed warranted for equality. Otherwise you will never achieve equality.
Going further in my example, the three supposed candidates for the CEO job are almost identical on paper. In my opinion then it would be fine to select even a 'token' female to represent the company, as there would be no opportunity cost, all candidates are basically as capable as each other, but women are under-represented and it might even score them PR points and boost morale of female workers.
Now, I have no idea where you are from, but in Europe for whatever reason (we can speculate it's due to low immigrant/differing ethnicity populations whatever) we don't seem to do quotas by race, for universities for example. There is 'positive' discrimination for impoverished kids, i.e. scholarships because they were disadvantaged when growing up and going to worse schools in worse neighbourhoods etc., but even you cannot object to that, right?
In the US I am told it is different. There may even be black/latin/native american quotas. Here again, if you can show that natively, the black population has been disadvantaged in general compared to the white population, equity is the only way to achieve equality.
Lemme dig up an illustrative youtube video about advantages, disadvantages, privileges and different starting points in life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5fbQ1-zps
So you see, celebrating minorities and groups that have been persecuted, is the way to achieve actual equality. Your method hasn't and doesn't work. Hence, this is all super easy if you tried to explain it.
I could argue all against this, but it would be going down the rabbit hole and allow you to dodge the acutal point that was being made: that the pride stuff, racial history studies, etc, only reinforces group mentality which in turn upsets the out group which in turn keeps the groups against each other.
I mean, we could talk about these things, but my guess is it's all from some classroom instead of down in the dirt. Do you even know what poor is like? Have you ever lived on welfare, only to strive to leave the system only for the system to come after you because you chose to leave it and work instead? Hell, i got charged for cash i never saw, and that sure as hell had nothing to do with my race or ethnicity. It had everything to do with my mother claiming i lived with her and continued to get SSI for my disability when i wasn't living with her, so they came after me since it was in my name. Meanwhile i get to look up to all the people who were doctor's or business owners' sons and daughters all lecture me about how I benefited from this, while they get a free ride to "higher education," and some of them not even white. Yeah, sorry, i can also tell you why my black relatives were living in poverty: their mother was addicted to heroine. They're all doing better not living under their white mother's roof since she died. The one whose best off was doing great until he got busted selling weed, but now he's in the bee business (gee, wonder where he got the money for the land, and you wouldn't believe who his customers were back when he was selling weed). The other two have more legitimate lives and are doing fairly well.
But, hey, i know all about all these people being held back and it was all my fault, right? These people who were held back, man, they have no way to move up the ladder except by me taking a hit, right? Oh, wait, none of them actually threw me under the bus. The only people who threw me under the bus was the people lecturing me about race. My mistake was trying to do this honest instead of joining my uncle in his herb business. In america, the ones who actually get held down are the ones that bother to stay clean but don't tow the ideological lines. Then again, ACAB, 'cause cops keep catchin' the people like my uncle. Yeah, these cops who were buying weed from him busted him up so bad, and ruined everything for him, right. I'm sure all these people who never picked up a shovel in their lives know precisely fix the poverty problem, too. 'Cause, you see, people couldn't possibly have problems in schoool due to the home life, instead of constant racism in the schools i'm sure. Surely, though, all these people at the bottom who don't benefit from the quota system will never get vindictive and racist.