The Fight

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For many, the word ‘justice’ brings up an image of a courtroom. A guilty man stands before a judge, ready to pay the price for his crimes and justice will occur when he receives his sentence. The term ‘social justice’, however, is more complicated. It goes beyond crime and punishment. Social justice is when the system works under the knowledge that all humans are created equally and should be treated thus. This involves allowing equal access to basic needs, opportunities, and resources to live and thrive. It condemns discrimination, prejudice, corruption, and extortion. Achieving social justice requires taking action.


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



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