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While activists may argue that achieving social justice is the most significant social justice challenge, scholars may argue that defining social justice is more of a challenge. Over the ages, many books and articles have been written about social justice without ever defining it. This may be partly due to a reticence to define a term that often changes, depending upon the times (and this is a major critique of social justice movements; that the term itself is an umbrella term to encompass virtually any movement). The reticence to define the term may also be partly due to the attachment of the term to at least two major arenas: ideological and pragmatic. For ideologues, social justice may mean one thing. For those working in practical ...

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