Social Justice

“Social justice is ‘justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society’.

Classically, ‘justice’ (especially corrective justice or distributive justice) ensured that individuals both fulfilled their societal roles and received what was their due from society.

Social justice assigns rights and duties in the institutions of society, which enables people to receive the basic benefits and burdens of cooperation. The relevant institutions can include education, health care, social security, labour rights, as well as a broader system of public services, progressive taxation and regulation of markets, to ensure fair distribution of wealth, equal opportunity and equality of outcome.” (Wikipedia)

Black Women for Wellness Sisters in Control projects explores aspects of social justice experienced by African American women.

Black Women for Wellness’ Syllabus on the Criminalization of Black Girls

“Left Behind, Unprotected and Abused” are just a few words that describe the predicament of young black girls in the American school system. Despite their invisibility from the national conversation around the school to prison pipeline, black girls are in danger. Our syllabus includes recent news and statistics on the disparate treatment of Black girls in the American school system. Read more.

Black Girls Breaking Silence on School Push-Out

African American Policy Forum

50 Facts About Domestic Violence

In the time it took Huffington Post blogger Seraya Chemalya to write a single paragraph of her article on domestic violence, 26 people — likely all women — will be assaulted by an intimate partner in the U.S. Read more.