equal opportunity Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below. Tim Green And how exactly is this an oxymoron? Seimhin Perhaps if you actually examined the Liberty vs. Equality debate, you would see that Opportunity in itself is a facet of Liberty while Equal is the adjectival form of Equality. All capitals intended despite normal disuse. DuNe To “Equality of rights” to have rights you need inequality. The right is to protect your personal position.