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final social injustice Essay Social Justice Economic Inequality

 
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Linda Schwaar 
English 11 Period: 3B
October 23, 2013
Social Injustice
“We need to start talking
about inequality again; we need to start talking about the
inequalities and unfairness and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by
wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and so forth” once said by Tony Judt.
Many
 people say that life i
sn’t fair, that it is a waste of time to pursue a fair and equal life for 
you and
everyone around you. Life may not be fair, but people, as humans, have the right to a just life.
Human beings have the responsibility to know their rights that they may continue the pursuit of 
happiness as so stated in the Declaration of Independence. Injustice in life has occurred
throughout history but has not ceased. Social injustice transpired throughout The Crucible as
well. I believe people have the right to be heard and the responsibility to speak out. I also believe
that the Salem witch trials would
have resulted differently if citizens practiced their ability to
speak out against social injustice.
The Salem witch trials took place in the year 1692. Later, in 1776, the Declaration of 
Independence made it known to the citizens of the United States that they have the right to speak 
up against social injustices. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations
, pursuing
invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their 
right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future
security

(Declaration of Independence). This states that if a person has the ability to take action,
they have the responsibility to take such an action. If the government is not upholding the law
then the people have the responsibility to overthrow the existing government and change it to the
extent of it being just. This action, of over throwing the government, would take speaking out
toward the injustice.