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Social Justice Research Orientation for the Broward College Academy of Excellence: Home

This is a guide to resources available for research social justice topics.


As the subject of social justice is very large, you will probably have more success researching it if you focus on a narrower topic within it. Below are a few ideas for focusing your research.

Civil Rights:

Affirmative Action

Brown v. Board of Education

Employment Opportunities

Housing Policy

Voting Rights

Criminal Justice:

Juvenile Prosecution

Police Brutality


Sentencing Bias

Wrongful Conviction



Border Security

Dream Act

Immigrant Labor


Income Distribution

Gender Equality


Social Classes






Race Relations

Same Sex Rights:

LGBT People - Legal Status

Same Sex Marriage

Same Sex Parents


Social justice is defined as "... promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity." It exists when "all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources." (Toowoomba Catholic Education, 2006).

 "The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure." (Adams, Bell and Griffin, 1997) 

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