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80 Examples of Injustice

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Injustice is an action or inaction that is unfair. This can include situational injustice such as a crime and sustained systemic injustices such as discrimination, oppression or denial of rights and freedoms that impact individuals, groups or entire populations. The following are common examples of injustice.
Indentured servitude
Accessibility barriers
Animal cruelty
Arbitrary detention
Bullying
Censorship
Child marriage
Child neglect and abuse
Child poverty
Corruption
Crime
Criminalizing poverty
Cyberbullying
Denial of rights & freedoms
Dictatorships
Disability discrimination
Discrimination
Domestic violence
Education disparities
Electoral fraud
Employment discrimination
Environmental degradation
Environmental injustice
Environmental racism
Excessive surveillance
Exploitation
Financial exclusion
Food insecurity
Forced assimilation
Forced confessions
Fraud
Harassment
Healthcare disparities
Housing discrimination
Human rights abuses
Indigenous land theft
Inequality
Insider trading
Intimidation
Judicial corruption
LGBTQ+ discrimination
Lack of corporate accountability
Lack of political accountability
Legal injustice
Mass incarceration
Modern slavery
Monopolistic practices
Oppression
Oppressive laws
Overcrowded prisons
Patronage politics
Police misconduct
Political persecution
Poor working conditions
Poverty wages
Predatory lending
Pregnancy discrimination
Prejudice
Price gouging
Racism
Religious persecution
Scapegoating
Segregation
Sexism
Social credit system
Socioeconomic bias
Species extinction
Surveillance state
Systemic bias
Tax evasion
Unequal opportunity
Unfair contracts
Unfair dismissal
Unfair taxation
Unjust wars
Unsafe working conditions
Voter suppression
Wage theft
Wildlife trafficking
Wrongful convictions

Social Injustice

Social injustices are unfair aspects of a society that represent discrimination, oppression and denial of rights and freedoms. This can impact an individual, group or entire populations.

Economic Injustice

Unfairness related to economic life and markets. This includes oppression and discrimination related to employment, education, housing, taxation and finance such as debt. It also includes barriers to open and fair markets such as corporate welfare and monopoly power.

Environmental Injustice

Environmental injustice is the unfair distribution of environmental burdens and benefits. For example, an island where the poor are excluded from the most beautiful beaches but industrial sites are placed in their communities. Environmental injustice can include all environmental destruction based on the argument that this represents one generation making the world worse for subsequent generations.

Political Injustice

Unfair actions related to politics and governance which undermine democracy, rights and freedoms. Political injustice also includes various forms of oppression, discrimination and corruption perpetrated by a political elite.

Summary

Actions or situations that can be viewed as morally wrong, unfair and contrary to principles of justice. This includes broad categories such as oppression, discrimination and disregard of rights and freedoms.
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