Meaning of social injustice

What is social injustice:

Social injustice is the imbalance in the distribution of social goods and rights in a society.

Social injustice occurs in all areas of society. Some of the causes of social injustice at the State level are corruption that leads to a decrease in funds for public health, public education, job creation and social subsidies.

Social injustice is also reflected in discriminatory laws that benefit some and harm others, such as apartheid in southern Africa where there were laws that allowed racial segregation.

At an individual or personal level, social injustice occurs due to discrimination, intolerance and lack of respect against another person because of their nationality, race, gender, social class or hierarchy.

Social injustice happens when there is no moral justice, morality being a model that everyone in a society agrees on as good. In this sense, without morality there is no justice, therefore social injustice is the lack of social morality.

This is why social justice goes hand in hand with social inequality that aggravates the conditions of those most in need. Social justice generally refers to political inequality and social inequality to economic inequality.

In this sense, since politics and the economy are connected, injustice and social inequality are also connected.

See also Social inequality.

Some examples of social injustice are the death and breakup of families due to war, the vulnerability of those who do not have access to quality education or health, and the destruction of native forests due to profit, among many more.

See also 8 examples of social injustice in the world.