At the beginning of this year in intro to Social Justice, Dr. Wight had us sit in groups and attempt to answer some questions, such as, “what is justice?”, “what types of justice can you name?” and “how best do you correct deviations from justice?” The list of inquiries went on and on. As we sat there in our groups trying to answer these questions, I was just hit with this realization that I have absolutely no clue what justice is or how to answer any of these questions. This epiphany was troubling at first because I felt as if there was no hope for me in this class. But, thankfully, this class has taken me on a journey to get a better understanding of what exactly Social Justice is. This journey was guided by great novels and articles, great discussions, and some self reflection. After taking this journey for a full semester, I believe that social justice is applying justice to unjust situations in all parts of society; however what is unclear to me is what exactly is “justice”.
Wadley, Davis, "Social Justice: Nobody Knows" (2016). Social Justice Class Papers. 7.