Why is racism a social justice issue?
Racism is a social justice issue because it involves
discriminating, teasing, killing, torturing and totally destroying
confidence in people because of who they are. Racism can lead to
death, not only by the people doing the discriminating but those
who take their own lives because of what they have put up with. It
is unjust to be racist and it is also morally wrong. It is obvious
that racism has serious health, social and economic consequences.
While the cost of social problems such as domestic violence,
obesity and depression has been measured, there is no economic cost
of racism to society in today's life. The government has been
focusing on making more working opportunities to the people who are
discriminated and consequently being not as well of as others being
the ones doing the racism. Because of all these things coming
together, it is a major social justice issue. The issue of racism
has been happening for hundreds of years and thankfully has come
down dramatically in the last decade. This social justice issue in
Australia is important because 75% of racism in Australia is to the
local indigenous Australians. It is socially unjust because they
are the true Australians who own the land and we are making fun of
them because of their skin color and how they live their
traditional lives. In society they are the ones who have right of
way and us being racist to them is a social justice issue.