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John Orozco a 21 year old Puerto Rican male gymnast sweated struggled and strived through the majority of his life to receive the opportunity to be part of the USA Gymnastic Team for the 2012-2013 Summer Olympics To say a mans success is only the product of social or economic justice is an insult to his hard work and determination John Orozco was born and raised in the South Bronx and faced social economic and geographic challenges He was teased at school his family often straddled the line of poverty and his training facility was hours away but John was able to balance school a job and gymnastics training while remaining positive Some might say it was his natural born talent and drive that lead him to the 2012-2013 Olympic Games John would say he is blessed Rebecca Harding Davis would say it was Gods JusticeIn 1861 Rebecca Harding Davis wrote a short story on the plight of mill workers titled Life in the Iron Mills As a realist writer Davis wrote her story with the intention of sending a message about justice to all of her readers Rebecca Harding Davis believed that there is no such thing as social justice there is only Gods justice In congruence with Daviss beliefs the poet Walt Whitman displayed the same views in his poem Song of the Open Road Although Whitman agreed with Daviss view on the lack of social justice in the world his view of Gods justice differed due to the fact that he was a transcendentalist While Daviss characters seemed to be acted upon by a separate divine force Whitman tells of lights and spirits that wash over all people a sort of force that is one with the person and enables them to travel the open road if they so choose Yet the basic definition of social justice remains the same Social justice is a virtue or standard to be lived
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