Social justice is a very broad term and one that is not easily defined. Is it certain issues or is it a broad range of issues? Is it one particular methodology or is it a variety of methodologies? It is a term that can provoke both a sense of pride and a roaring ire towards anyone who uses it in a positive context. Why is social justice a term that provokes so many different emotions, opinions, and ideas about its origins? It is because social justice itself is a term that possesses a different meaning, dependent on who is using the term. That is why social justice itself, in a neutral sense, can be defined as fighting for a selfless societal cause even when you do not have the support of other people.
Clements, Austin, "A Social Justice Manifesto: An Examination of Social Justice as a Process" (2017). Social Justice Class Papers. 8.