Social Issues In Social Justice

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Social Justice is defined by Matthew Robinson, a government and justice studies professor at Appalachian State University as ...promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity. It exists when all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources. In conditions of social justice, people are not to be discriminated against, nor their welfare and well-being constrained or prejudiced on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliations, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristic of background or group membership. (Appalachian State University, Department of Government and Justice Studies) Social Justice is a concept of human rights and is essentially, as defined above, about creating equality on all levels for all peoples. Social justice is often measured explicitly in terms of wealth and social privileges. Social justice issues arise when wealth and social privilege are given to one group but denied to another, often a minority or 'outsider ' group.…show more content…
Many of the first attempts in dealing with social justice issues were spurned on from the industrial revolution and the attempts to aid the poor of the era. Social Justice in the early 19th century was often interlinked with the ideas of the moral teaching of religion, particularly Christianity (The Canadian encyclopedia, Social Justice) This essay will focus on the secular version of teaching, recommended by the government of Canada, of Social Justice, Social Justice issues and how one approaches

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