Social Justice Issues

7 Social Justice Issues That Are MAKING America FURIOUS!

Introduction Social Justice Issues

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Mass shootings

The number of mass shootings has increased. In 2018, there were 17 incidents where four or more people were killed in a single incident. That’s more than double the previous year and on pace for another record year for gun violence in 2019.

The number of people killed by guns has also increased. In 2018, there were 686 firearm homicides (all types), up from 603 in 2017. a 3 percent increase that included an 8 percent jump among children 10 years old or younger who died due to gun violence (from 161 deaths).

Health care for everyone

The right to health care is a human right and it should be free for all. It should also be affordable, accessible, provided by the government and provided by the private sector.

When we talk about health care as a public good then you’re talking about something that benefits everyone in society rather than just one group of people or another group of people with different income levels.

Gun control

Gun control is one of the most controversial issues in America today. Many people are passionate about gun control, and there are many different ways to reduce gun violence.

According to a report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were more than 30,000 deaths by firearms in 2016. In addition to these deaths, there were over 20 million nonfatal injuries caused by guns that same year.

if you’re wondering how many people have been injured or killed by guns every year since 1990, it’s closer to 30K per year on average. That’s quite an astonishing number when we consider that some studies estimate that. there may be as many as 1 billion guns worldwide today; this means nearly one third of all households have at least one firearm.

Police violence

One of the most pressing social justice issues in America today is police violence.

The issue of police brutality has been around since the beginning of time, but it’s never been more prevalent than it is now. The problem with this issue is that it can be hard to define and even harder to address because everyone has an opinion on how best to handle it.

some people think that all cops should be fired immediately; others believe them to be heroes protecting us from terrorists; many others believe them all too often guilty until proven innocent and so on and so forth (you get my drift).

The fact that there are so many different sides on this topic makes it difficult for us as a society. as we try our best not only understand each other but also come together as one group against injustice wherever possible—which means we need help.

Sexual assault and harassment

The issue of sexual assault and harassment is a topic that’s been making headlines for years now, but it’s still a problem. Sexual assault and harassment are common in all areas of life; they happen at work, school (both public and private), on campus or even out in public.

There are many reasons why this issue has become so important. first of all, because it affects almost every person on Earth who has had an experience with it. second because people need to understand how dangerous these acts can be.

thirdly because we need to address it head-on by providing education about what constitutes abuse – both victimization prevention strategies as well as solutions for those who have been victimized.

Overpopulated prisons

In the U.S., there’s a lot of talk about overcrowding. This is especially true when it comes to our prisons and jails, which are at an all-time high in terms of population—and not just for petty crimes like marijuana possession or drug crimes.

According to The Sentencing Project, as many as 2 million Americans could be released from prison by 2027 if current trends continue. this includes people who were incarcerated under mandatory minimum sentencing laws (which require longer sentences for certain crimes).

In addition to being costly for taxpayers—the U.S.’s annual corrections budget exceeds $50 billion—it also costs society in terms of lost lives. according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), between 1990 and 2000 alone more than 700 inmates each year died while serving their time.

behind bars due either directly or indirectly due their confinement conditions such as lack access to medical care during their incarceration. moreover many prisoners suffer from mental illness while still inside prison walls making them unable get proper treatment once they’ve been released back into society again.”

DACA recipients and Dreamers

DACA recipients are a group of people who were brought to the US as children. They are eligible for a path to citizenship, but not all Dreamers have it—they must wait until they turn 18 years old and apply for permanent residency.

Dreamers have been allowed to stay in the US since 2012, when Congress passed an immigration bill called DREAM Act which provided legal status. for undocumented immigrants who grew up in America and completed high school or served in the military.

The bill was never signed into law by President Obama though; he vetoed it twice before leaving office on January 20th 2019 (the next day).

DACA recipients cannot apply for citizenship immediately after receiving green cards because they were not properly authorized at birth; however, they can apply later on if their circumstances change enough (e.g., getting married).

The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

  • The nominee is a conservative judge
  • He is accused of sexual assault
  • He denies the accusations

These issues make people frustrated, angry, or both.

The issues that are making America furious are real, and they have a lot of people upset. The problem is that we’re not all on the same page about what “the problem” really is.

For example: some people think that it’s okay to be racist or sexist because they consider those behaviors bad habits. other people think it’s okay to be racist or sexist because these behaviors help them feel powerful and successful in their lives—and so they don’t want anyone else to stop doing them because then they’d feel weak or afraid.

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With so much happening in the world, it’s difficult to know how you can help or make a difference. But as long as we continue to work together and keep fighting for what we believe in, there will always be hope for change.