Social Justice

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This is assessment work done by Robert's group for the RE module: 'Working for Justice in Australia'

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Social Justice

  1. 1. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN AUSTRALIA Social Justice Assignment - Robert, Craig, Christina, and Jess.
  2. 2. Social Justice Issues involved in the movie - ‘Mississippi Burning’ <ul><li>There are many social justice issues throughout the movie Mississippi Burning. These include: </li></ul><ul><li>domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>racial violence seen by the unfair and unjust bashings against black people and an officers wide who tried to do the right things. </li></ul><ul><li>Movie set in a small Mississippi town in 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Black people were not classified as equal; inhuman. - Currently in Australia there are issues that relate to the ones in the movie; these include: </li></ul><ul><li>The treatment of Aboriginal people in the widespread Australian community. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Government doing about the issue? <ul><li>Australian government (State and Federal) and the development of the racial discrimination act, 1975. </li></ul><ul><li>Departments key responsibility to ensure respect to Indigenous Australians </li></ul><ul><li>Racial Discrimination Act prevents any discrimination on the bases of race in any form of public life. This includes; employment, buying property, advertising, and accessing public places. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Catholic teachings regarding the issue <ul><li>Treat others as you would like to be treated </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The good Samaritan’ </li></ul><ul><li>It must be aggressively resisted by every individual and rooted out of every social institution and structure. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do we as a school address the issue? <ul><li>By expressing good values and performing the right attitudes to Indigenous people, we practice and appreciate the teachings in Biblical form and throughout the Catholic religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-bullying policies </li></ul>
  6. 6. What can we do as individuals? <ul><li>Following the right values set by our School </li></ul><ul><li>Following Catholic teachings set by the Church and in the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Following the ‘anti discrimination act’ set in 1975. </li></ul>

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