Social Activism Today

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Social activism is an intentional action with the aim to bring about changes in social or political issues. These actions could be in support of, or opposition to, one side of a contentious dispute. The word 'activism' is often used synonymously with protest or dissent, but activism can stem from any number of political orientations and take a wide range of forms, from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, simply shopping ethically, rallies and street marches, direct action, or even guerilla tactics (Activism)…

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Social activists are people who act as the conscience and voice of many individuals within a society. They address and challenge their nation on ethical and moral, human rights, animal rights, and environmental issues, to name a few (Social Activist). Morality, in the strictest sense of the word, deals with that which is innately regarded as right or wrong. The term is often used to refer to a system of main beliefs and judgments shared by cultural, religious, and philosophical concepts and beliefs, by which humans subjectively determine whether given actions are right or wrong (Morality). These concepts and beliefs are often generalized and codified by a culture or group, and thus serve to control the behavior of its members. Traditional values to such codification may also be called morality, and the group may depend on common conformity to such codes for its continued existence. ...
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