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For many people, justice refers to what?



T or f? Justice means different things to different groups.



What is social justice?

The notion that everyone deserves equivalent economic, pol. and social opportunities regardless of race, gender or religion.


What is distributive justice?

Refers to equitable allocation of societal assets (things)


What is the fair treatment of all people w/regard to environmental burdens + benefits (hint: it's in the sentence)?

Environmental justice


What seeks (hopes) to make whole those who have suffered unfairly?

Corrective or restorative justice


Please fill in the blank.

__________ justice seeks to punish wrongdoers objectively and proportionately.



What type of justice refers to implementing legal decisions in accordance w/fair + unbiased decisions?

Procedural justice


Legal + pol systems that maintain law + order are desirable, but they can't accomplish either law or order until they achieve justice as well. True or false?



What are the four levels oppression?



What type of oppression is the means by which oppression is institutionalized in society?



What created a situation that-- and many scholars describe, such as Michelle Alexander, a loophole, where if incarcerated, you lose the right to vote?

13th Amendment


T or f? Michelle Alexander theorizes this theory of mass incarceration was a new form of the Jim Crow.



Losing right to vote is what type of oppression?



Structural level oppression will be
a) economic
b) political
c) social
d) all of the above

d) all of the above


What is true regarding social justice lens?
a) helps reframe issues that are generally thought of to be individual including social, political, economic, cultural understandings
b) open possibilities for new solutions for individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities
c) helps to focus large scale social change efforts that extend from only national to global or international level
d) all of the above

d) all of the above


True or false? An important aspect of social justice is the requirement that we reduce, and where ever possible eliminate unjustified inequalities. However, as easy as it sounds, it is a delicate balancing act. In remedying inequality, careful attention must be paid to balancing the collective good without infringing upon basic individual freedoms. (Finn & Jacobson, 2008; Van Soest & Garcia, 2008). Many social workers struggle with issues of dual loyalty to their client/s versus the community or the individual versus the state. That is where guidance from the profession’s ethics and mission can assist new social workers with managing this dilemma and making informed practice decisions.



What are the Reasons for Collecting Information on Race?

-Info on race is required for many Federal programs and is critical in making policy decisions, particularly for civil rights
-States use it in meeting legislative redistricting principles
-promoting equal employment opportunities, assessing racial disparities in health, env, risks


What is true regarding race?
a) The Census Bureau collects racial data in accordance with guidelines provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and these data are based on self-identification
b) racial categories included in the census questionnaire generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country and not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically
c) recognized categories of race item include racial and national origin or sociocultural groups.
d) People may choose to report more than one race to indicate their racial mixture, such as “American Indian” and “White.” People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race.
e) OMB requires 5 minimum categories: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
f) all of the above

f) all of the above


What is true regarding the 1997 OBM?
a) An individual’s response to the race question is based upon self-identification.
b) An individual’s response to the race question is based upon self-identification
c) The Census Bureau does not tell individuals which boxes to mark or what heritage to write in
d) The 1997 OMB standards permit the reporting of more than one race
e) all of the above

e) all of the above


The U.S. Census Bureau must adhere to the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards on race and ethnicity which guide the Census Bureau in classifying written responses to the race question:



-Middle East
-North Africa.

- African black racial groups

American Indian/Native American
- North
-South America (including Central America)
-maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

-Far East
-Southeast Asia,
- Indian subcontinent
-China, India
-Philippine Islands

Native Hawaiin/Pacific Islander:
-other Pacific Island