Social justice issues occur internationally, nationally, regionally, locally, and within classes. These issues are a consequence of unequal wealth and resource distribution, unfair treatment of people with diverse triats (race, culture, sextual orientation, religion, etc), and legislation that encourage segregation.
The Way to Distinguish Forms of Social Justice Issues
Social justice issues can be delineated into two classes, though they’re often co-dependent: Inter-Social Treatment and Unequal Government Regulation.
Inter-Social Treatment- this involves treatment of a group(s) of individuals within the regional and local scale. The foundation for this unequal treatment is usually due to a personal opinion about that category(s):
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Unequal Government Regulation- this entails regulations and laws that intentionally or discriminate any individual or a group(s) from opportunities and resources based on differences that are unique to this category(s):
- Poverty (lacking access to food, clean water, and shelter)
- Death Penalty
- Environmental Rights (racism)
- Access to Health Care
- Labor Laws
- Civil Rights (racism and sexism)
- Access to Education