Meaning of social injustice
What is social injustice:
Social injustice is the imbalance in the distribution of social assets 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 the 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.
On 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 in which everyone agrees in a society as the good. In this sense, without morality there is no justice, therefore social injustice is the lack of social morality.
That is why social justice goes hand in hand with social inequality that aggravates the conditions of the most needy. Social justice refers in a general way to political inequality and social inequality to economic.
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 breakdown of families due to war, the vulnerability of those who do not have access to quality education and health, and the destruction of native forests for profit, among many more.