Primitive man living separately and having women, food and plenty of land and animals for his survival needs, he didn’t need any form of Justice.
But we see that Social world requires social justice in each time for a million different reasons. And the main reason for it, however, we see to be in the fact that shows us: that injustice and corruption never ends.
And so, in each epoch and each time in history, injustice and corruption simply take a whole new dimension of thinking and doing.
Now, to come to the theme of today.
It is evident that sheer injustice and the corruption of thinking in London has created a deep housing problem and a mess. And just imagine, all of this is done and allowed to exist by our laws, our public prosecution agencies and our judges in courts as well.
That means, today, the injustice of our housing problem has been allowed to take a new dimension by our legislative, judiciary system and executive system. Or say “state powers” have allowed discrimination against the poor on purpose.
For our laws, like Equality Act, leave plenty of room to be evaded by those who discriminate against the poor easily. While, the public prosecution agencies do not bother about this for they don’t want to.
And perhaps they also know that the judges and courts are reluctant to call a spade a spade. And refuse to prosecute those who discriminate against the poor.
Thus, as a matter of fact, this shows our state power even in the housing problem to think and act or be on the side of the rich. As ever it has happened in England, anyways.
Now to give an example from the old form of discrimination.
It is a fact to say that most of the working class people have known for years that most of letting agents and landlords do not accept people in benefits or benefit recipients.
So, for years many rich letting agencies and landlords shamelessly wrote on Spare Room and across internet a very short and simply phrase. That openly discriminated against the poor in the heart of London.
“No DSS. They wrote. And that meant that these landlords and letting agencies won’t rent to someone on Housing Benefit.
However, this form of corruption or old form of discrimination finally achieved to be challenged in court. And those who so far discriminated openly for years by saying, “No DSS,” all of a sudden dropped it from their usage!
“No DSS: Landmark Court Ruling confirms housing benefit discrimination is unlawful.”
Shelter.org.uk, 14 Jul 2020.
“District Judge Victoria Elizabeth Mark declared for the first time that “rejecting tenancy applications because the applicant is in receipt of housing benefit was unlawfully indirectly discriminatory on the grounds of sex and disability, contrary to […] the Equality Act 2010.” According to Shelter.
So, straight after this historic victory for the poor, letting agencies and private landlords dropped this overused and banal phrase, “No DSS.” And replaced the same concept with something more intelligent. That puts the blame on more complex and powerful institutions.
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