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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:52 PM

91. And just how do we implement and achieve this social justice, Sir?

 

Your post is well written, Sir, and I donít necessarily take issue with your central theme or conclusion.

But you fail to suggest how we achieve this social justice of which you speak. You identify the problem, but donít suggest how we best address it.

Iím not taking issue with you. I am not implying that economic justice is the magic wand that will create this social justice. But it would help.

Achieving social justice is not going to be easy. It requires changing the mindset of millions of Americans. And therein lies the problem.

In my opinion, there is no single answer to the problem you have identified. Economic justice is definitely one piece of the answer. But at least itís a piece, and it includes a vital part of the solution ó opportunities for a better education for all. There is no magic bullet. But education is of paramount importance. A college (or, better yet, a post-graduate) education is the crucial stepping stone to achieving social justice. Iím not suggesting itís a panacea. But I do contend that we will never have social justice unless and until opportunities for affordable higher education are afforded to all.

I am not a Sanders supporter. I am a Warren Democrat. I have no doubt that, had Elizabeth Warren been nominated and elected president, significant steps toward achieving both economic reforms and educational opportunities for all would have been accomplished. And those accomplishments would have taken us a significant step in the right direction toward social justice.

P.S. I am also an old white man. I grew up in the projects. And I had few opportunities for advancement despite having graduated from college with honors. My success was achieved as a result of obtaining a J.D. Will acquiring post graduate degrees in and of themselves solidify opportunities for economic and social justice? No. People of color and women, particularly the former, will still face obstacles I didnít face; will still have to work harder to prove themselves; and will still be discriminated against. It will take generations to nullify racism and misogyny. But, without economic and educational reforms, we will never see such nullification. And we will never see social justice.
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