What Does The Phrase ' Social Justice ' Mean?

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What does the phrase ‘social justice’ mean? Is it fairness in terms of social life? Equity in the way people are treated within a community? Or even simply, justice for those who are social? Oxford Dictionary describes social justice as “ justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society,” (Social Justice). Economically, this can mean that monetary resources are evenly distributed throughout the general public. The equal opportunity aspect of social justice can mean that everyone received a fair chance to participate in something. Finally, social justice looks to bring the same privileges to everyone, regardless of background, race, class, gender, or anything else that can be discriminatory. One issue of social justice that I’d like to focus on would be the treatment of those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). More specifically, focusing on the assistance currently being given to soldiers who suffer from TBI after they return from war. In order to bring about better social justice for soldiers who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), current programs helping the injured to transition back to civilian life need to be adapted to better support troops.
What is TBI?
“Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated…
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