When goals such as “equal or wider opportunities” are referred to in the mission statements of many organisations, there is usually an underlying aim that isn’t expressed.
On a surface level, such aspirations are supposed to be about enabling folks from all walks of life to have access to a diverse range of experiences, choices and freedom.
In practice however, the ground rules for these activities are defined and provided by groups of people who have a stronger sense of entitlement than others.
What would happen if the application of ideals of this sort could be interpreted by people who are less assertive, perhaps because they feel marginalised for any reason?
Stepping out of our comfort zones is bound to feel risky. Do we need more safe spaces for the potential outcomes of experiments like these to be explored?