At first thought, I thought that social justice in the US was actually pretty good. The more that I look into it; it seems as though that there are some inconsistencies. There are a great deal of more social justices in the US than the rest of the world, but the US is still not as equal as we would all like and hope it to be.
Social justice is about human flourishing and about treating human beings like human beings according to the video, "Rethinking Social Justice." It's funny how you think that this is something that should come naturally, but apparently it just doesn't. There are tons of people and family in need, and when they go to ask for help they are treated as a thing and not a person.
Fortunately, there are many foundations and organizations, and many church groups that are trying to change the way that this is done. The church refers to this as getting outside of the four walls. They are stepping out and speaking up and helping these people who need help, and better yet, they are treating them like human beings. There was one woman who was receiving help while pregnant, and the woman helping her even said, "I don't want to call you my client, because you are my friend."
It was really heartwarming to see all of these people from all types of backgrounds coming together to help people to be treated like people, and for them to be built up and encouraged to do better. "Rethinking Social Justice" speaks out so much on how you don't want to do for people; you want them to do for themselves. It is people like this in my opinion that change the world one person at a time. It is also people like this that help to encourage and spread the word that relationships are important. They are important for people to grow and change and they are important for communities to be successful and strive to be better.
I was greatly saddened to realize that so many people's basic human rights are violated every day. Many would think that we have evolved enough to be able to treat each other as equals. Unfortunately, according to "End Slavery Now" there are over 29.8 million people in slavery right now. This is a shocking number because most people thought that slavery ended in the US a long time ago. There are so many things that many Americans don't know is happening right under their noses, and even right in their own back yards. There is a great lack of awareness that this is still going on in the US, it is almost like the government hides this from citizens because they want to be able to go on about being the land of the free, which is a complete lie. Awareness definitely needs to be brought up to speed for all generations, and the light must be shown on these issues to help change. Our country is not as unfortunate as many other countries, but our country has also come a long way, then to realize that some things of our past have not stayed there.