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Social Justice Issues: What they are, Why They Matter

How to get involved in Social justice issues

I want to help you get involved in your community and take action for the issues that matter to you most. The best way to do this is by getting on a committee or volunteering with a nonprofit organization in your area! There are so many amazing organizations out there that could use your skills and passion; it’s hard not to find one that fits what you’re looking for.

All it takes is some research into what matters most to you and then contact an organization in need of more volunteers or members on their board of directors! Once they hear from someone who cares as much as they do about the issue at hand, I guarantee they’ll want your skills.

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Social justice issues recently in the news

  • Gender wage gap
  • Sexism
  • Institutional racism
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • Gay rights and homophobia
  • Slavery reparations

Why Social Justice Matters

It seems like there are more social justice issues than ever before. But you know what? That’s not true! There have always been social justice issues, and there will be even more of them as time goes on. This blog post will give you some suggestions for ways to take action today, so let’s get started! We need to fight for the people who don’t have a voice because it’s our responsibility to ensure everyone has the same opportunities and rights.

The world we live in is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen with such diverse cultures all living together peacefully – but it can also be a callous place to survive if you’re a part of the marginalized population.

“The world we live in is plagued by injustice. It’s up to us to change that.”

-Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Myanmar politician.

Consider this quote by Aung San Suu Kyi as you read about the many injustices people face around the globe every day.

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From human trafficking to environmental degradation, several complex topics are addressed here, and it will be our job to stand up for what is right.

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What is social justice?

Social justice is the belief that everyone deserves to be treated fairly. It’s about equality and equity for all people, regardless of race, class, gender identity, or sexual orientation. In this blog post, we will explore several social justice facts you might not know about.

  • Did you know that there are more women in poverty than men? Or that over half of the transwomen have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives?
  • The United States is a nation founded on social justice. Unfortunately, the reality in our country doesn’t always live up to this promise. If you want to change, then get involved and make your voice heard!
  • A social justice issue is a problem in society that is unjust and needs to be addressed. When it comes to racism, sexism, or homophobia, people are often told they should “get over it.” However, these issues have been around for centuries and will likely continue unless we take action.

The everpresence of social justice

Social justice can range from a person of color being treated differently by law enforcement to women not earning equal pay for men’s work. We all must do what we can to advocate for social justice because it affects everyone, regardless of race or gender.

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Social justice and information overload

Every day we are bombarded by information. But what is it about? What topics and issues affect our daily lives, both in North America and abroad? From immigration to globalization, and everything in between.

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A few questions we should ask ourselves: why does privilege exist? Who benefits from wealth inequality? How can I be a better ally to marginalized groups?

I just read about a protest that happened the other day in Delhi, India. Many people protested and demanded a change to the “triple talaq” law, which is an Islamic law that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives by saying the word “talaq” three times.

  • The protesters want this law abolished because it violates women’s rights.
  • The controversial law is impacting the Muslim community in which it originated and women all over India and across the world who have been awaiting justice.
  • The Supreme Court of India claims that it can’t interfere with personal laws, but activists are pushing for a ban on this decree and other practices such as polygamy.

Conclusion

We live in a world where we are taught that it’s not our responsibility and other things to worry about. But the truth is, if we want to change, then we have to take action. Here are some ways you can get started:

1) talk to your friends and family

2) take care of yourself by practicing self-care

3) educate yourself on current events

4) look for organizations or causes near you that need volunteers or help

5) make an effort every day to be mindful of what privilege you may have that others don’t share.

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