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Social Justice in United States of America: Part 4

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The concept of social justice involves finding the optimum balance between responsibilities as a society and responsibilities as individuals to contribute to a just society. Some scholars have documented that oppression is often allowed to occur in group settings because group members’ privilege is left unchecked and unchallenged. A number of people believe attention to social justice concerns is not within their roles so they do not address issues of member oppression and marginalization . The lack of attention to group members’ diversity is often re-traumatizing to those who have survived socio-cultural oppression.“Oppression”, in this text refers to‘a state of domination where the oppressed suffer the consequences of deprivation, exclusion, discrimination, exploitation, control of culture, and violence. 

The United Nations has addressed “human rights” on an international scale and acknowledges that in a number of nations, ”indigenous people” who are entitled to the full protection of the individual human rights system, have their rights violated and often experience poverty and disadvantage to a greater extent than the rest of the population. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People recognize the difficulty in realizing human rights for Indigenous people who have been disadvantaged on a systemic level by historical discrimination and dispossession over past centuries; however, there has never been such an assessment of the condition of the Black American in the United States of America.

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