This fourth edition of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice reflects an approach to social justice education that examines multiple instances of contemporary injustice and oppression while also affirming opportunities for achieving a socially just society. This volume has current-day topical introductions and selected readings that explore the historical roots and present-day dynamics of privilege and disadvantage rooted in racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of social oppression.
Social diversity and social justice are intertwined, in that members of different social identity groups experience social advantage or disadvantage on the basis of their race, gender, class, or other social group identities. Thus, the readings in this volume acknowledge and appreciate social and cultural differences, but also illustrate how these social and cultural differences are too often used to justify and maintain ongoing inequality. (Readings for Diversity and Social Justice 4th Edition; Maurianne Adams, Warren J. Blumenfeld, D. Chase J. Catalano, Keri Dejong, Heather W. Hackman; Routledge ; Preface: Page xxiv)