What I know Now That I Didn’t Know Then About Social Justice

On Monday, October 29, our professor Dr. Brocato challenged us to compare what we knew about Social Justice when we first began on August 15th until now. When I first got the prompt I had to pause and truly dig deep. When I thought of Social Justice I never really equated it to Education in the classroom. I had to do a project on Unity in Diversity and the book I chose was Young, Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American students and that opened my eyes to how Social Justice correlates to the classroom.

Social Justice in the classroom transcends the racial divide and goes deeper. It is about training others to not see limitations of students or even teachers but looking at the strengths and building on the weaknesses in a way that is beneficial to the student, class, and school as a whole. In my field social justice is making gender equality and filling the gap. Women are considered minority so having more when at the table and in position of power starts by first educating young women in K-12 in Engineering.

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