Social justice seeks to implement social conditions, rules, regulations, or policies that promote fairness and equality among people within the constructs of society or group of people. According to Dr. CQA, it “promotes equitable distribution of valued resources, and removes barriers that hinder a fair and equitable society” (Quist-Adade, SOCI 2235: Social Theory and Social Justice, 2013, p. 7). It aims to allow each individual to exert their own potential, based on human rights privileges; meaning that they cannot be denied justice based on race, gender, colour, religion, etc. Social Justice is both important as both a concept and as a practice because it is based on moral human values of basic human entitlements and protections, within the application of human rights. “It defines the quality and fairness, and truth” (Quist-Adade, SOCI 2235: Social Theory and Social Justice, 2013, p. 7) of actions, and governs the behaviours within our society.
Quist-Adade, C. (2013). SOCI 2235: Social Theory and Social Justice. Surrey, BC, Canada: Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Faculty of Arts.