Justice & Inequality

What is the meaning of justice for global citizens, for individuals and groups within national boundaries? How can we best achieve it, especially in the context of modern democracy? What are the various forms of injustice in our contemporary society? How is inequality interconnected with race, class, gender, ability, and sexuality? With colonialism and nation building? With labor and production? In our food system and our relationship to the environment? How is the tension between justice and inequality manifest in the prisons and legal system? In our access to civil rights and civil liberties? In the lives of migrants and immigrants across the world? What are the historic legacies of inequality and oppression? How have they shaped societies and the lives of individuals? Why are we so often blind to injustice and oppression in our midst? Finally, as Babson students, what is our relationship to issues of justice and equality? How can we best work to address the injustices of our contemporary world?

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