I'm familiar with the concept and the general definition is easy enough to find despite in spite of its vagueness and disagreement.<quoted text>
The concept does not lend itself to a pithy definition.
If you are truly interested, I suggest you read John Locke's Second Treatise of Government, and/or some Rousseau. Our founding fathers generally adopted Locke's ideas.
I bring it up because it seemed as if you were implying that "these poor unfortunate people" i.e.... African-Americans, were being unfairly and unlawfully treated as regards the whole Ferguson incident.
That their history and mistreatment had, in some way, entitled them a leg up on the Law which is what the whole theory of "Social Contract" ultimately hangs ...yes?
Doesn't seem like an equitable contract to me.
Does it to you counselor?