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A Utopian fantasy based on the Leninist concept of "equality of outcome." It says that since you have more, it must be taken away from you to give to those who have less, so that you are both equal. So there is much in common with the petty thief, who steals your wallet at gun point in order to equalize both of your wealth. Though this never seems to apply to rulers, who always seem to be exempt from social justice policies.

In order for social justice to exist, there has to be a ruling class to mete out that social justice. If there is an elite ruling class, then there is no social justice. So the concept of social justice always collapses in upon itself.

Social Justice is generally supported by hipsters of all ages who can't afford weekly groceries or gas for their cars, but who are simultaneously bedazzled with hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars of tattoos and piercings.

It is often used by power hungry despots to fool voters into surrendering their rights and liberties in exchange for promises of free stuff, while lining the pockets of the ruling class with the stolen wealth of the people.
They promised social justice in Venezuela. They can't even supply toilet paper. Meanwhile, Maduro's right hand man Aristóbulo Istúriz has over $9.6 million in a Swiss bank account. At least Chavez's daughters still get to live it up in the Presidential Party Palace, La Casona.

In the Ukraine where the average salary is less than £300 a month, President Viktor Yanukovych said that 2013 would be a year of social justice. In 2014, the Ukrainian people found that his personal estate which was half the size of Monaco, contained a 5 floor mansion, a golf course, a private zoo, a park, a greenhouse, a garage filled with luxury sports cars, a helicopter pad, a pirate ship which served as a personal restaurant, a hovercraft, etc.

In America, they promised free healthcare for everyone. Now it costs more, and I have less coverage. I hear the First Ladies' newest dress cost $12,000. That's social justice for ya.
by Schnorkenschneider March 17, 2014
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Promoting tolerance, freedom, and equality for all people regardless of race, sex, orietntation, national origin, handicap, etc... except for white, straight, cisgendered males. Fuck those guys, they're overprivileged no matter what.
"In the name of social justice, check your privilege."
by SJSally December 16, 2012
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A perversion of justice which is inherently unjust. Not justice.

Justice is justice. Social Justice is therfore necessarily a subversion of justice (usually to suit political goals (regressive left) or personal goals (virtue signaling)).
If justice is just, then social justice cannot be just - in the same way political correctness is not correct.
by Morkus Morkus August 15, 2018
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A euphemism for an economic mugging by political force
Teacher's union rep: "We will not stand for any cuts in our benefits or salaries. Even if we make six figures with guaranteed employment regardless of performance. Even if the state is on the verge of bankruptcy. Why? Because this is about social justice"
by FigurinOutLife August 14, 2011
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Social justice is a vaguely defined and ambiguous term that has been en vogue to describe any issues that don't effect "white" people.
Social justice is a nebulous term that generally describes fantasies of inequality and promotes an anti-white mentality that is white-washed with a victim mentality because "social justice" is rooted in an attempt to mend the brokenness in society that people attribute as the causation of crimes. Under the idea of social justice, a person doesn't need to prove that they are a victim--only they are not white or don't benefit from white privilege and that explains why their life sucks, and therefore, can "ethically" (MSNBC) lash out with any means, even violence and vandalism, at perceived social injustice rather than address real issues that can affect anyone but don't seem to affect everyone (i.e concussions).
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The (typically online) practice of preaching for equality for people of all religions, races, genders, and sexual orientations. When done right, this can be a fantastic thing. Unfortunately, social justice tends to be done wrong, giving things like the gender equality movement and the gay rights movement a bad name.
Good social justice: Equality for everyone regardless of your background!
Bad social justice: I F YOU AR E A STRAIGHT WHITE MAN K I L L Y O U R S E L F
by lightning_troubadour December 22, 2014
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