Close your eyes and imagine the world you would describe as living social justice. Equitable. Utopian, even. Whatever comes to mind.
Give it a shot. I’ll wait a moment.
How does it differ from our world today?
How radical of a difference you notice will be determined by the world you have in your mind. But surely the ways we spend our time, the social problems we grapple with, and even the ways we organize societies aren’t the same.
What do “jobs” look like? Do they even still exist? What about politics? What will there be more of? What will there be less of?
There’s likely a long list of actions, attitudes, and beliefs that wouldn’t make sense in that world, but seem perfectly sensical in our world right now.
What comes to mind?
Focus on the gap, the distance between what would be normal in a socially-just world, compared to what is normal now in our oppressive and unjust world.
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