What I Now Know About Social Justice

What I know now about social justice that I did not know on 8/22 is white privilege isn’t so much about wanting to bring down white people as it is wanting to bring up minorities. The main idea of white privilege can be lost in the way the term is thrown around and misconstrued. Challenging white privilege is not a threat to my quality of life, but could mean the increase in quality of life for people of other ethnicities. That is the idea behind all social justice, whether it be about women, African Americans, or any other oppressed group. It can be easy to get offended when your group is the one benefitting from the oppression of others, but it is important to see past that and understand the importance of social justice.

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