How Does Social Justice Affect the Development of a Country?

Increased social justice is a powerful tool to bridge gaps between different parts of any society, which is eventually critical to the development of any country.

If the potential of every individual of a country is realized fully and people are given equal opportunities to thrive economically, politically, and socially, sustainable development goals indicators will be realized easily.

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Life Expectancy of People is related to Social justice practices

Increased life expectancy is one of the major indicators which shows that a country has smooth development. When people thrive equally in every domain, it helps them to get their hands on different things, which accumulates to increase the average lifespan of human life.

For instance, the increased access to social, economic, and political institutions are linked with increased happiness of an individual, which ultimately translates into a longer lifespan, hence more life expectancy of a nation.

As the life expectancy of a country is measured incorporating people of every race, if any specific faction of society is disenfranchised by any means, it will eventually impact the overall results of life expectancy.

How social justice impacts the per Capita Income of a Country:

Another major indicator to measure the development of any country is to see the per capita income of that nation. This income is calculated when the overall GDP of a country is divided by the population of the country.

Now, if any specific part of the society is denied equal earning opportunities, it hurts the overall well-being of the society at the end of the day. We talked about the economic disparities within the United States based on race, which is why Black people have lesser par capita income compared to other ethnic groups.

These sorts of behavior disturb the overall balance of the society and push the country backward on the scale of development.

Social justice and health indicators of a country

If we see the health indicators of the United States by dividing it into different races, it is easy to see that disparity exists in the health numbers as well.

On average, almost 18.7 percent of Black people aged 18 or more are in poor health compared to 12.8 percent White non-Hispanic population.

This means that the persisting differences are impacting the health of the Black population of the country. Now in the case of better racial justice practices, which ultimately is the subdomain of social justice, the gap between these numbers would be reduced, paving the way for better health opportunities for Black people.

The problem with poor health indicators for a specific part of society is that it impacts other indicators as well that are connected to health in one way or another.

For instance, it will poorly impact the life expectancy of Blacks which is also one of the reasons why Black people live less than Whites in the United States.

The same stands true for the per capita of the country as poor health means less productivity for Blacks, which eventually translates into the lesser GDP of the whole nation.

This is why eradicating social injustice in one field helps neutralize its impacts in other niches as well.

Final Thoughts

Everything that hinders the development of a society is a challenge in itself, which is why social justice is required to eradicate these menaces.

Segregated school days are gone, but still, Black people are discriminated against in the educational sector, as the data suggests.

Whether it is about the school passing out rate or the enrolment rate, people of color usually gasp in getting equal opportunity compared to the children of the same age as their White counterparts.

In order to bridge this gap, critical race theory and the inclusion of subjects like woke mathematics have been promising to help racial minorities. 

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