When first thinking about the question of “What is Social Justice?”, I knew the words “help” and “caring” had to be included, but I didn’t really know-how. Today’s world is full of people from all walks of life and we as humans should strive to understand those around us. No matter how different others are from us, everyone has their own story and their own struggles. While it is a lot easier said than done, understanding people takes empathy and open-mindedness. Throughout the course, I truly realized how diverse our world is and how peace and freedom do not come easily. Throughout this semester I finally understood the true meaning of social justice and its definition. Social Justice is the process of building a sense of equality, empathy, and acceptance for all members of society in order to achieve the goal of making life better for all. I will be able to further explain my knowledge of social justice and its meaning by diving deeper into the course literature, class discussions, and my personal experiences.
Jostad, Annika, "Personal Credo" (2020). Social Justice Class Papers. 40.