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To me, social justice is a complex definition with several clauses. The most concise definition to me would be: a discipline and practice that strives toward social equality for all using grace, acceptance, and protecting everyone’s individual rights. That’s not even a complete definition. There are so many clauses to social justice, such as: knowing the difference between palliative and long term care, knowing which is best for the situation, comparing the possible outcomes of your work and choosing the option that best suits the needs of the people you’re serving, knowing the culture, etc. All this to say that I probably can’t define justice in these eight pages, but I’m a white person, so of course I’m going to do it anyway. Let’s go with the aforementioned “discipline and practice” definition and break that down some.


This paper was presented as part of the Introduction of Social Justice course (SJUS 1003) taught by Dr. Myra Houser.

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