Persuasive Essay On Social Justice

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Eliezer Yudkowsky once said, "You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in." This exact quote represents the initiative I plan on taking to promote social justice. Though I have yet to make a humongous contribution to the progress of society, I am steadily working towards it. The need for social justice is everywhere due to the acts of injustice that people, primarily minorities, face everyday. This includes police brutality, racism, and discrimination. That being said, action must be taken and I will do my part by starting in my own community – Atlanta,GA. On July 7th, 2016, Michael George Smith Jr. was found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park. Police ruled his death as a suicide, but of course everyone, including myself, suspected foul play. In addition to Michael's death, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were both killed earlier that week. Both whom were unarmed and not disturbing any peace, yet were still shot and killed by the police. In response to all three of their deaths, protests erupted throughout downtown Atlanta. The day of the protest, my grandma and I were both watching the news, seeing everything that was happening. In the midst of us watching the news, she mumbled "damn, 50 years later and ain't none changed". It then began to dwell on me that when it comes to police brutality, protesting has not changed anything. Even back in 1992, when the LA riots occurred after the Rodney King beating, all of

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