Social Justice Movement And Social Work Essay

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Social Justice Movement and Social Work 1
What is social justice and what is a justifiable social justice movement that is a clear representation of the definition of social justice? According to Bussinessdictionary.com Social Justice is “The fair and proper administration of laws conforming to the natural law that all persons, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, possessions, race, religion, etc., are to be treated equally and without prejudice”(BusinessDictionary.com). Dictionary.com defines it as “a group of diffusely organized people or organizations striving toward a common goal relating to human society or social change, or the organized activities of such a group” ( In my own words social justice means equal justice, not just in the courts, but in all aspects of society. The people have equal rights and opportunities; everyone, from the poorest person of society to the wealthiest deserves an even playing field. But what do the words “just” or “fair” mean, and what defines equal? Who should be responsible for making sure society is a just and fair place? How do you implement policies regarding social justice? Alternately, should you legislate for justice in society or merely rely on the moral compass of society’s members?
Social Justice Movements include but are not limited to: Black Lives Matter, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Occupy Wall Street, Bring Back Our Girls, and The Ice Bucket Challenge to name a few.…

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