Editorial Illustration on Equality vs. Equity and the State of Democracy
This illustration depicts the concepts of equality and equity through the use of the Greek myth of Sisyphus. On the left, the slopes of the hills are the same but the boulder sizes are different, representing how an equal playing field is not necessarily equal. On the right, the slopes of the hills are different but this equals the amount of work needed to be done by the two figures in order to push the each boulder up the slope. The bottom portion of the illustration is from a piece of ancient Greek pottery named "Attic Red-Figured Kylix." It is one of the first ever depictions of democracy in art as two lines of voters can be seen approaching a pedestal. The crack in the vase represents how this division between proponents of equality and proponents of equity has fractured democracy.