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What could possibly be wrong with social justice? We like justice. We are social beings. Should not our communities be just ones? Author Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. maintains that social justice is not justice. When we pursue social justice, it is at the expense of true justice and in its pursuit of equality, social justice threatens liberty. It is a case of setting contradictory and incompatible goals. Hushbeck examines our current pursuit of social justice and how it has failed, while looking also at the scriptures we use in that pursuit and how we have misunderstood them. While we should care about our neighbors and find ways to ease the plight of the poor, social justice’s emphasis on redistribution is not only often unjust but it actually makes things worse. His prescription? Pursue justice and liberty without any adjectives.
Tags: Elgin Hushbeck, social justice, redistribution, equality, poverty, justice, Obama, liberty
In a recent article in The Nation, Canadian author/activist Naomi Klein posed an important question/observation: "What does #BlackLivesMatter have to do with Climate Change?" (http://www.thenation.com/article/192801/what-does-blacklivesmatter-have-do-climate-change)
On the next episode of PR 13:20, we'll look deeper into Klein's inquiry, and discuss the similarities revealed when juxtaposing the issues of social and environmental justice, the affects of rampant police brutality and unchecked global warming, and the communities and nations most affected. We'll also look at where these movements intersect and appear to be headed, and what actions can be taken to ensure that systemic change does occur, and soon, because our lives do depend upon it.
When we consider what social justice is... how quickly is justice modified by economic necessity? How can individuals act/behave in ways that recomfirm the tennants of real social justice, ie compassion, generosity, understanding, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you..." etc. Can social justice only be spoken about in churches and practiced among the participants in your church? When you leave the church, and you mingle with general society, you may imagine potential enemies, competitors that may effect your survival and that of your family among random masses of people. This leads you to curb your natural impulses toward social justice. Can a 90 year old man be applauded for feeding the homeless in a public park... and not repremanded and arrested? Where is social justice in our lives today and how can it be encouraged?
Please join us Thursday evening as we discuss the Moving Social Justice Conference. We trust that you left the conference feeling motivated, supported, and encouraged by the panels, speakers, and colleagues.
This truly was a labor of love and we enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing online. We are here to build relationships, coalitions, and collaborations.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at blackskeptics(at)gmail(dot)com or peopleofcolorbeyondfaith(at)gmail(dot)com.
On behalf of Dr.Hutchinson, Donald Wright, Raina Rhoades, and Kimberly Veal we thank you for the motivation and support. We look forward to bringing you more webcasts and our 2015 conference in Houston, Tx.
Social Justice Hour w/ Ernest B. Fenton
Discussion about community and politics, talking about the issues that are directly affecting you.
Utlizing Medicaid & Medicare benefits
Tax information from Atty. Mike "Flash" Fedele
bad/good tax preparers
Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's a professor of law at New York University Law School and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
EJI won an historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court holding that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued six times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, and has been awarded 14 honorary doctorate degrees.
Among the first cases Bryan took on was that of Walter McMillan, a black man from Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case would change Bryan's life and transform his understanding of justice and mercy forever.
JUST MERCY (Spiegel and Grau Hardcover) follows the suspenseful battle to free Walter before the state executes him, while also stepping back to tell the profoundly moving stories of men, women, and even children, who found themselves at the mercy of a system often incapable of showing it.
THE EXCEPTIONAL ONE, KEN MCCLENTON, NIGHTLY DELVES INTO THE CHALLENGES FACED BY CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS WITHIN SOCIETY'S CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS--INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY, EDUCATION, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT AND FAITH--WITH A UNIQUE URBAN TWIST.
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BRIGETTE MCKOY, VETERAN SOCIAL JUSTICE, JOINS US TO DISCUSS EXTENDING THE PRIVATE CITIZEN SAFETY NET FOR VETS!
PRESIDENT OBAMA IS SENDING LOVE LETTERS TO AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI
REQUESTING HIS LEADERSHIP IN FREEING IRAQ OF THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT.
PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ASKING AN ISLAMIC TERRORIST STATE TO HELP ANOTHER SOVEREIGN BASTION OF ISLAMIC RADICALISM TO ASSIST IN ELIMINATING AN ISLAMIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATION SEEKING TO CONQUER THE MIDDLE EAST AND INSTITUTE THE CALIPHATE.
WE NEED NONIE DARWISH TO BREAK THIS DOWN AND MAKE SOME SENSE OF THIS NON-SENSE.
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