Justice says everyone should be treated equally but

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Justice says, everyone should be treated equally, but does that mean even if the person is set back due to factors out of their control? This story displays a good example of where would justice be correct? I argue that you couldn’t really know . If you let the girl with cerebral palsy on the team, you are saying that if you are disabled you still have a chance to participate on the same playing level as other people
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even though you are at a certain disadvantage . At the same time, it is saying that even if you work hard and are not “disabled” you may still not be afforded the same advantages given to someone who is at a disadvantage because of certain factors out of their control . How do you say to someone that you although you are at a disadvantage because of how you were born, you’re equal to everyone, but you’ll never be able to do everything those others who weren’t born that way can? Everyone is being treated the same way, but one person is still could feel as if the playing field they are on is not the same as others they are being put up against . I honestly haven’t really thought about ways in which my conception could be undermined . I guess any other views of justice that I don’t agree with could undermine my view . In terms of my friend, I would say that my view of justice differs from the actual justice system . During this ordeal, I have kind of been back and forth on what justice would be . I thought at first that the boy should be killed the exact same way as my friend . I thought that he should be held so he couldn’t get away and watch as a knife was plunged into his heart . I wasn’t sure if I wanted revenge or justice . I believe that justice is something that is supposed to help you move on from whatever situation you are getting justice for . If this boy was to die, would his family or friends have gotten justice, or just felt good for that moment that the boy was going through the exact same pain that he inflicted . Where would the honor, virtue, or morality be in that situation? At first I would have wanted that boy dead, and I would have seen that as justice, but I think I undermined my own view of justice first . If the boy is convicted in March he will be going to jail for 25 years to life . I didn’t believe that was enough, because he is still breathing . However, as I began to think more about the condition that most kids in my city are in, I wondered what would
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be justice for them? It seems as if too frequently these kids are not getting the help they need . These killings are in a sense the product of an injustice done to many urban youth every day . And then who would you demand the justice from? Would you still go after these kids or is it much bigger than that? Wouldn’t the just be that these kids need help, instead of being handed off to the next person to deal with these problems? I feel that my view of justice is probably being undermined all the time .
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  • Spring '12
  • AMARDORODRIGUEZ
  • Ethics , Sandel

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