The Meaning Of Social Injustice

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The absolutely true diary of a part time Indian

Meaning of social injustice: Is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity and social privileges.

How did Junior face social injustice or was he the same as everyone else in his community? What did junior do differently than the rest of the community on the reservation?

Most of the people on the reservation where alcoholics, many people on the reservation lived in poverty, they also did not do that well in school.

Junior was different from a lot of the people on the reservation. His teacher even told him that “ he had a lot of potential and that he needed to go to a different school that actually cared about the children education.” His teacher recommended that Junior went to Reardan. Juniors teacher did not want to see him end up the way his sister did. Junior also did not drink like everyone else on the reservation did, he did not see the point in drinking because he saw how people acted when they were drunk. Both of juniors parents drank and so did his best friend Rowdy’s dad also drank. Juniors parents were mellow and calm when they were intoxicated but Rowdy father was the complete
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He would say at school that he wasn’t hungry when he didn’t have enough money to get school lunch. Junior made sure nobody at his school knew that he lived on the reservation or that he was poor because he just wanted to fit in with the rest of the school and didn’t want anyone to feel sorry for
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