Social injustice


Social injustice

Social Injustice is a concept relating to the perceived unfairness or injustice of a society in its divisions of rewards and burdens. The concept is distinct from those of justice in law, which may or may not be considered moral in practice. Opposition to social injustice is increasingly a platform of emerging political parties. Social Injustice arises when equals are treated unequally and unequals are treated equally.( [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ethics_%28Aristotle%29/Book_Eight?oldid=383658 "Aristotle's" principle of injustice] )

Historically, Authors have used literature to denounce or to satirize perceived social injustices in their societies. Some examples are Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Dario Fo, Minfong Ho, Victor Hugo, James A. Michener, Harold Pinter, Upton Sinclair, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Oscar Wilde and George Orwell.

ee also

*Social justice
*Social issues in the United States
*Morality
*Human rights

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