I've just figured out the problem I have with "Social Justice Warriors". Since it might be considered inflammatory, I'll just let you know that I'm generally liberal and a traditional feminist. I've been on the outside of the establishment for most of my life in one way or another, but here's the thing:
If someone says they are not lying, you need to carefully inspect what they're saying, more so than if they hadn't made that declaration. If someone says they are not manipulating you, chances are that they are. If someone is ranting against the horrible things that gay people do, it's surprising how often they turn out to have gay leanings themselves.
And, if you are screaming that the social structure is unfair -- perhaps you are asking for something that's unfair all by itself.
I'm not saying that our system is perfect; things can always get better. But a college student who doesn't study shouldn't be getting good grades. If you're working in a minimum skill job, you are at the bottom of the economic heap -- don't expect to do as well as someone who's made hard efforts to gain skills and then made hard efforts to apply them and get ahead.
I dropped out of college a bit more than 30 years ago. I worked for most of a decade as an engineer without a degree. It wasn't fun. I didn't make a lot of money and no matter how economically I lived, I ended up in more debt at the end of each month. What did I do? I kept the 40 hour a week job, and I went back to school at nights. This occupied me for most of my 20s, and when it was done, I moved on with my life, trying to make things better. In less than three years, I tripled my income and I've kept going. None of this was easy, some of it took long hours, and it took a lot of self education.
Thirty years after I dropped out of college, I own a nice house, have a nice car, and I've done it myself. I didn't ask anyone to give me anything without giving them equivalent value.
So yeah, there is injustice, and the system needs to change. Those changes shouldn't cause people who've striven to succeed to lose what they've worked for, nor should it give things to people who have not made an effort to provide for themselves.
Sure, we can give away college educations for free... What does it actually cost though? If it means disbanding our military, we've been working as the world's police for decades, are we going to provide education for free at the cost of entire countries being plunged into hell? (I'm not saying we always make the right military decisions, but what would Russia be doing right now if we weren't out there? Anyone remember the Soviet Union? What would China do?)
Does "fair" actually mean "free" now? Does a protest of "it's not fair" mean "it's not free"?
I dunno. What we're doing isn't right and things need to change, but if someone's insisting they change in a particular way, chances are they haven't thought it through.