It’s important to define terms meant to illuminate and explain. Yet one can obsess over definitions. Here’s what we’ve come up with for three key terms:
- Social justice is any attempt to right a wrong to what benefits the majority, not necessarily an individual. Social Justice is grounded in finding the flaws embedded in human culture and correcting them so that no one group has an advantage over another.
Social change is a shift in our perception of self, which in turn affects our relationships with each other and our environment. Positive social change raises the moral baseline of society.
A social movement is a unified effort among members of society to promote awareness of social issues in hopes of creating change towards societal ideals.