The Importance Of Social Justice In America

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What is Social Justice? Social justice is considered to be justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. In the early 1800s slavery was very prominent in America. There was such a divide between African Americans and Europeans. As time progressed it seems as though America has been on a “downward spiral”. Over time it has become progressively worse. The Civil Rights movement is a prime example of the deficiency amongst minorities in America. African Americans were deprived of jobs, opportunities, social privileges, and ostracized because of the color of their skin. However, this is not the half of the diversity in America, yet along the world. If we dig beneath the surface we will soon find that social justice is not just confined to African Americans, it goes for all people who are oppressed for who they truly are. How can we resolve the issue at hand? It is impossible to promote with just one person it has to be a group effort. “We” can promote social justice by spreading the word, supporting local organizations, and lastly embracing diversity.
“Our awareness is the key. It is our awareness more than our work effort that gets the right result right now.”- Mark Victor Hansen. The first step in spreading the word is awareness. By making everyone aware of the situation at hand, that is the beginning of a new change. We can spread the word first off by making public service announcements or creating peacefully rallies. The
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