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“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with discipline nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood.” Martin Luther King Jr states that a perfect livable world must contain justice, peace, and brotherhood. Social justice is the proper administration of laws to the natural law that all people are created equally without prejudice. Throughout history, many groups have been discriminated against in what they believe, however America has become a just society. Women have been greatly discriminated against over the years, but have greatly improved. August 16, 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified granting women the right to vote and become more equal to men. Rosie the riveter represented the women working in factories during world war2, this challenged women’s traditional roles. July 2, 1964, congress passed the civil rights act giving the right to an equal opportunity in employment for everyone. February 28, 1981, president jimmy carter signed off on the 1st national women history week, six years later it extended to women’s national history month. Taking a full month to honor women and all they do for the country while shedding light on all the potential they have to accomplish greater things. Through history women have increasingly gained appreciation and rights. Although women are still discriminated against, they have come a far way. African Americans are discriminated till this day because of their race. Beginning with slavery, African Americans have been judged and seen as “worthless’ to whites”. Slavery placed them at the bottom of all social classes. In 1964, the civil rights movement gave rights to the African Americans and they became slowly more equal with society. Today there are many different cruel stereotypes towards African American race. Society has come a long way from slavery to equality and freedom, but many are still struggling with hateful stereotypes and discrimination. Disability

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