The Importance Of Social Justice

What is social justice? Social justice is a broad and controversial topic. It has numerous definitions depending on how you intrepret it as. Social justice goes beyond the meaning of just politics, as many would assume. In my opinion, social justice means equal distribution of economic, social, and political opportunities. I strongly believe social justice lives off of the foundation of fair and proper administration of laws. When social justice is enforced, it is the key in accessing for what is good for citizens in a society, both individually and in affiliations. Social justice is every person’s responsibility to protect. Social justice is important to learn because it necessitates a society that treats everyone equally and fairly. It …show more content…
Not only was it the month of our graduation ceremony but also our senior prom. I remember waiting to go to my senior prom ever since I was only a freshman. The moment was finally here and I was beyond excited. I remember all my friends and I ever talked about was what we were going to wear, how we were going to do our make-up and hair. It was all glitz and glam. The whole senior student body would transform from street clothing to fitted suits and glamorous night gowns. We were told the theme was going to be “Oriental Escape”. It sounded so elegant and implented an image in my mind. I envisioned a dark yet sophisticated environment filled with hues of burgundy. Decorations of silohuettes would surround the venue, dim lighting that would cast nicely over everyone, silky cloths that are embroidered with a rose pattern would lay over the dining tables and seats, followed by a grand bouquet of flowers as the centerpiece. Every thought of it was breathtaking and showstopping. I knew it was going to be a night to …show more content…
When I picked up the tickets, I was in disbelief and unfortunately, disappointment. The prom ticket was given as a passport with a boarding pass. It was to mimick as if we were traveling to somewhere exotic, hence the “escape” in “Oriental Escape”. It wasn’t enchanting nor alluring, but rather offensive. The cover of the “passport” was a golden colored background with “Oriental Escape” written in the conventional fortune cookie font with a red dragon in the center. I was speechless when I saw it. To make things worse, the inside pages of the “passport” were filled with stamps from countries, ASIAN countries only. At this point, I was so unhappy that I wanted to get a refund. I felt extremely offended because it was as if they insisted on perpetuating horrible and offensive stereotypes that have been created by oppressive white European colonist powers in the past. "Oriental" is a derogatory term used to oppress the people of east Asia for centuries. I was not comfortable supporting a theme that further marginalizes Asians and demeaning and trivializing my culture; a culture that deserves respect. My image of an unforgettable night suddenly became an unwanted environment with offensive and poorly executed red lanterns, dragons, and chopsticks. This example relates to social justice in such ways where in modern society, some people are still yet being discrimintated and not given the equal social treatment that

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