Tag Archives: social justice
Human Rights as I See It
As I see it our values and form of freedom, democracy and government will not work where religion plays a dominating role in every aspect of life. Over the centuries the Western world has developed human rights values that are less based upon religious doctrine than upon a rational right of All human beings to dignity and “…life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. But much of the world is not yet ready. We cannot cram our values down the throats of those unwilling to accept them without long-term consequences. It took us hundreds of years to develop the principles of freedom, democracy, and equality and it did not come without a revolution and much bloodshed. During the Dark Ages we were very much like the very people we are trying to change. Continue reading →
Imposing Human Rights and Moral Values on Others
I am a very strong proponent of human rights and social justice, but I am at odds in my own mind as to what extent we in the U.S. or the community of nations (UN) have a right to insist … Continue reading →
Human Rights vs. Social Justice – Is there Really a Difference?
It seems strange to me that in a country which opposes Human Rights abuses abroad, we still struggle with Social Justice issues here in the US. Perhaps we have a double standard for human rights, one for us and another … Continue reading →
Dating of Asian Women in America – a case for Social Justice?
The way Caucasian men at the top of the social ladder view Asian women at the bottom of the social ladder as being beautifully submissive may be condescending to some Asian women who consider this a demeaning social justice issue. Continue reading →