Social constitutes valid aspects of relationships; Justice serves to co-operate the individual with restoration and maintenance of relationships. Thus Social Justice is the advancement of relationships by cooperation, restoration and maintenance to improve social standings. It is improving the position of social standings that individuals are enabled to change their characters and behaviour.
According to data from the Internet, the bond between the individual and society is based on a reciprocal relationship. The individual fulfils his/her social duties towards the stable organisation of society and society in return rewards the individual with social privileges. The balance sustains valid principles in the maintenance of institutions and organisation of society.
It forms the basis of a binding contract for the individual to fulfil his/her duties and access to opportunities and services.
The phrase connotes principle standards and cooperation from the individual relative to his/her culture and social standings. He/she expects fair and just mobility from society in terms of opportunities and access to services.
The basis for principle standards is not about the person and his/her natural rights but it takes into account aspects of one's culture and his/her social standing.
Following from the above, someone from the upper echelons expects a fair and just amount of accolades for his/her cooperation; at the same time a humble guy at ground level expects the least if any at all. The humble guy at ground level is usually Maori or Pacific who endures the burden of duties like for ever.
In our reality, it is institutional discrimination based on gender and culture that has defined many social issues including prison population, unemployment, homelessness, health and Poverty.
I don't expect migrant's social position to exceed those of the native culture in social institutions. At the same time, I don't expect migrant families to make up the sector of poverty on ground level.
This is where the problem lies. At the top of social institutions is inhabited by a political regime managed by Individuals who are victims of issues. The personal problems remain raw as they make decisions affecting the structural organisation of social institutions.
Because they haven't dealt with their personal issues, they use their positions to attempt at levelling the score but giving rise to institutional discrimination. And the outcome shoots off branches of polarisation according to gender and culture. Their projected targets are racially profiled and singled out to highlight issues and thus concrete their position in lower social standing.
Lower socio-economic sectors constitute of Maori or Pacific male with children. They have tried to improve their positions but face a brick wall. But when he couldn't access opportunities and public services, his children and family are stuck in the vicious cycle of Poverty. Therefore, Pacific women are more likely to be divorced and become solo parents, or opt to marry out of their culture. The hierarchy is not always sympathetic with Pacific women.
Social Justice is not pure but practical and objective; it values restoration of relationships after they were broken. The principle standard of cooperation is where the individual tries his/her best to improve his/her social standing. It is the basis that prompts the reciprocal relationship between the individual and society. But the Maori and Pacific male is not receiving any access.
Remember this contract is not about the person or social issues. Those who have assigned themselves to deliver Social Justice must be free from their own personal circumstances to see clearly as thousands of innocent children are tied up in their decisions.
Their decisions reflect a type of organisation they run: valid principles give rise to a balance relationship between society and families; invalid principles give rise to a shadow of polarised organisation highlighting differences in race and gender.
And since the ruling regime of predominantly women in institutions is brewing long term personal issues, men of colour are expected to populate the ground level with no access to opportunities and services. They are blockaded on ground level that symbolises a prison.
And this is the crucial point of resolutions of social issues. By detaching the issue from personal involvement, one may be able to see the cause and effect; from the source to where it rests. Poverty is the result of political invalid decisions, least of all are the very decisions aimed at counter Poverty.
The discrimination of men does not help resolve Poverty for children. The separation of men from their families only impoverished the emotions and minds of children, are forced fed with poison and political impositions.
The outcome of subjective organisation reinforces the static position in Poverty. Children will only grow up with social needs to maintain poverty status of their father's social standing. It feels like prison, it looks like prison, the lower socio economic sector for men is therefore prison; the breeding ground of Poverty.
If all men's backgrounds are conditional to access, then why not purify the source of authority which commands justice and validates the social contract as social and legal law? But that's doubtful as there are no independent authority up there, and who is without sin let him/her cast the first stone!
There is a genuine need for the state to replace this political authority in distributions of opportunity and social services with a non-affiliated independent community body.
Social Justice is not about issues personal or public; it's about fair and just relationships upholding the organisation of society.
Through practical and objective principles of social relations, social movements for equality and fairness for migrants are validated. It is not validated by hedonism or by populous choice.
And to change Poverty Status is to change the social standings of individuals. It is balancing the scale of a reciprocal relationships, the social and moral contract between the individual and society.