I said in a previous post that my "ideal" vision of a socially-just world is one with an equiprobable distribution of life events and circumstances, so that, rather than systematic discrimination and privilege, everyone would have an equal (random) chance of shittiness and awesomeness (although hopefully awesomeness would be more common than shittiness overall). But I recognize that for a variety of reasons (not the least of which are that human beings are by nature anti-randomness machines), this ideal is an unlikely outcome, even if it's one that many people want (which I don't want to assume). Rawls' intellectual exercise of the veil of ignorance is a pretty good workaround, but like all social change efforts, it would take a long time, a lot of sustained work, and a number of propitious circumstances to develop a substantial cultural shift in that direction.
But if I'm less than sanguine about the ends, then what do I think about the means? What do I think social change looks like?