Social justice is not justice—it is a dogma that divides society into identity groups and foments division, anger, and desire for vengeance.
Unfortunately, social justice has permeated America; and as it turns out, it is not a philosophy that appeals to the better angels of our nature. In practice, social justice is outright disdainful of the blind, unbiased justice toward which Western civilization has striven since its very beginning. Social justice advocates would argue that blind justice is a utopian objective, a myth clung to by naïve children.
The social justice creed is shaping our every daily interaction. It influences how businesses structure themselves. It is altering how employers and employees interrelate. It has utterly transformed academia. It is remaking our politics with alarming swiftness. And there are consequences for those who transgress against the tenets of social justice and the self-appointed inquisitors who enforce its maxims.
In Unjust, Commentary Magazine associate editor Noah Rothman deconstructs today's out-of-control social justice movement and illustrates the lasting damage it has had on America's politics, culture, education system, and future.