Charity and noble and sometimes necessary but it cannot and should not replace justice.
“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which producesbeggarsneeds restructuring”-Martin Luther King
Charity is noble and necessary, but it cannot and should not replace justice. Charity, if done well can be selfless and well-intentioned; but meaningless if the barriers that create the need for charity remain. We live in a world where giving to charity is seen as a noble and altruistic act at its surface. Wealthy people donate to charities regularly and college students and young adults volunteer at soup kitchens and food banks to serve people in need. Few people would scoff at the idea of voluntarily giving your time and/or money to serve someone in need. Yet too many of us give and volunteer irresponsibly and/or selfishly. Furthermore, so many of us see charity as the end all of helping people in need while…
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