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10 Social Justice Quotes You Need

Social Justice quotes from civil rights activists can be a dose of inspiration just when we need it the most.



so·cial jus·tice
noun

justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.



“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.”
― Ernesto Che Guevara

“Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.”
― Dorothy Day

“Once you realize that trickle-down economics does not work, you will see the excessive tax cuts for the rich as what they are — a simple upward redistribution of income, rather than a way to make all of us richer, as we were told.”
― Ha-Joon Chang

“When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change.”
― Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

“Colorblindness, though widely touted as the solution, is actually the problem.”
― Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.” – Helen Keller

“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” – Booker T. Washington


“Freedom is incomplete without social justice.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” -Elie Wiesel

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
― Nelson Mandela

I hope you found some inspiration to keep on keeping on within these social justice quotes.

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