Social Justice can mean many things to many people. For some it means everyone being treated fairly, for others it means punishing the wicked, and there are a few people who see those words and think of naked hippies smoking weed and hating the government. Everyone has their own meaning of social justice, as well as their own needs for it. So today I would like to share you mine, and kind of explain to you where I plan to take The Empathy Bug.
For me, social justice is about creating a world where everyone has the same chance. A world where struggles, mental illness, pasts, and needs are spoken of freely while actually being listened to. I want everyone to have a voice, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. I want people to stop being killed for being black, Hispanic, or trans. I want those in power to actually be held accountable, and I want those without it to be given a better shot at happiness. Basically, I want the idea of America’s principles to be a reality. Social justice, for me, is about using your voice to create this world for those who are not allowed to have one.
I plan to use this platform to do just that! I will be making bi-weekly episodes talking about the big picture things we have going on in America and all over the world, as well as blog posts about history on the off weeks. On Monday’s I plan to do book reviews on books that I feel teach us about the past and explain a little bit better why we need social reform and social justice to being with. I’m hoping that by educating myself, and others, on the events of the past and present we can learn to create a better future for everyone.
Okay, I’m going to get off of my soap box for now. I will see you all Monday with my first book review.