My kids asked me this - what is exceptional - what is being exceptional - because of something William Shatner said about SJWs and the like. They heard someone say that when everyone is exceptional, no one will be. That is not true of course.
No one is born exceptional. You are not born exceptional because you're born a man or a woman or white or a person of color. You aren't born exceptional if you are born rich. These factors do not make you exceptional and should not.
What makes you exceptional is what you do to distinguish yourself.
White boy Trump is not exceptional because he is rich and white and a male.
Tammy Duckworth- as a woman - is not exceptional - Lt. Col Duckworth is exceptional. She chose to put her life on the line and serve her country.
And - incidentally - any woman who joins the military and stays IS exceptional to start with. Having personally dealt with the crap women deal with in the military (twenty years) - hell - yes. To be taken seriously, you DO have to be twice as good as a man and you can still get shit on!
A man or woman who have children are not exceptional. Being actual parents who raise decent children - who do whatever is necessary to live up to their responsibilities are exceptional.
We are not talking about making everyone the same - eliminating the exceptional via labels and being politically correct. The essence of most who want social justice is inclusion without fear - of discrimination or reprisal for wishing inclusion. If you do the same job, you get the same pay - race or gender should have nothing to do with it. Everyone should have the same access to the internet, rich and poor. Just as everyone should get the same base line medical treatment. If you want the fancy whistles and bells and private room and world class cuisine in the hospital, okay - you should pay that out of pocket.
Those who are exceptional are so because of what they DO. If a black man does 'better' than a white man - then he's the one that's exceptional. Period. That's it - the action and outcome are what count. And don't go yelling about how that will eliminate services to special needs people because it makes them 'not' exceptional any more. Special needs are just that - they have special needs (I'm not sure how the hell that pair managed to put that spin on things).
And anyone who believes the system is not rigged for the rich and white and male are naive at best and at worst all for it.