SOURCE: Boston Review
Forum: Is "Equal Opportunity" the Wrong Goal?
by Christine Sypnowich
A political philosopher introduces a forum on inequality and justice by arguing that the focus on opportunity at the expense of equalizing outcomes will inevitably allow significant inequality to continue.
Political Pundits, Apply the "Resentment" Label with Caution
by Robert A. Schneider
As the brief respite between two Trump-Biden races reaches its end, "resentment" is once again the go-to political explanation. But too often the term is used to describe voters as irrational and unhinged while obscuring some real causes of moral aggrievement in contemporary society.
SOURCE: Boston Review
What Makes Laws Unjust?
by Randall L. Kennedy
In Dr. King's time, appraisals of his civil disobedience tactics hinged on how one defined an unjust law, an obstacle that inevitably confronts protest movements in polarized societies.
SOURCE: New York Times
Is America Willing to Tell the Truth About its History?
by Tish Harrison Warren
What does the Christian faith require in terms of honesty and acknowledgment about the nation's history?
An American Conception of Justice
by Michael Kazin
While historians have demonstrated the racist operation of American institutions, it's important to recognize that those institutions have also been instruments for justice.
SOURCE: The Nation
The Broken System: What Comes After Meritocracy?
by Elizabeth Anderson
Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson reviews Michael Sandel's critique of meritocracy, a book that locates an explanation for the Trumpian moment in the rise of competitive individualism in the platforms of both major parties.
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