Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Reflection: Power, privilege and social justice

Here are some thoughts on power, privilege and social justice.

For those of us who are in a relative position of power and privilege, social justice is an abstract notion of how to choose between different actions, personal lifestyles and public policies. For those who are poor and powerless, social injustice is about despair, hopelessness and, sadly for some, a matter of life and death.

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