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Martin Luther King said : Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Injustice occurs when the benefits and burdens available in a society are unfairly divided
among different groups in a society. Benefits are wealth, property, education, and good
employment. Burdens are hard or dirty work, and taxes. Injustice also exists when rights
and duties are portion to people on any reasons.
Injustice is not only found in what people have, concern the benefits and burdens that
people possess or the rights and duties that are assigned to them. Injustice also concern
what people do to one another. People often act unjustly. People denied any share in
decision-making in matters that directly concern them. Politicians of unjust action justify
these injustices by giving reasons. When dominant groups do these injustices to
vulnerable groups, the reasons for the dominant groups doing so are often exclusively
communicated through the media as ideas found in reports, stories, and jokes. The story
of the vulnerable groups does not get similar media attention. So injustice gets
established and maintained.
Active injustice occurs when perpetrators of injustice shear or harm other peoples lives
and dignity. People who are indifferent to injustice happening will result passive injustice.
Passively unjust person are people who tolerate injustice and ignore the claims of victims
of injustice. Judith Shklar depicts citizens who are passively unjust as nany of us:
When we do not report crimes, when we look the other way when we see cheating
and minor thefts,when we tolerate political corruption, and we silently accept
laws that we regard as unjust, unwise or cruel.

Injustice has to do with the ways that people harm other people. Political violence often
occurs as a means to enforce or overthrow an unjust political regime. People use
illegitimate force to harm, injure, abuse, or constrain members of other groups in a
struggle over the morality of political institutions and behavior in a society. Injustice and
political violence it generates can have devastating and disastrous consequences in a
society. People and property can be destroyed, and body and mind can be injured. Both
the perpetrators of and sufferers from injustice and political violence are dehumanized.
Injustice explodes a society. When people suffering from injustice become aware of what
others are doing to them, they mobilize themselves to resist. Injustice enforced through
violence leads to resistance and counterviolence. Escalating conflict leads to more
violence and harm to individuals. Thus political policies that justify injustice can do
immeasurable harm to individuals and communities
Political injustice involves the violation of individual liberties, including the denial of
voting rights or due process, infringements on rights to freedom of speech or religion, and
inadequate protection from cruel and unusual punishment. Such injustice often stems
from unfair procedures, and involves political systems in which some but not others are
allowed to have voice and representation in the processes and decisions that affect them.
This sort of procedural injustice can contribute to serious social problems as well as
political ones. If voting or litigation procedures, for example, are perceived to be unjust,
any outcome they produce is liable to be unstable and produce conflict. In addition, any
procedures that are carried out in a biased manner are likely to contribute to problems of
religious, ethnic, gender, or race discrimination. When the procedure in question has to

do with employment or wages, such issues can lead to serious economic and social
If a government is unjust, people may see violence as the only way of getting their needs
met. And once people come to believe that they suffer from grave injustice, they are
unlikely to be willing to compromise, thus making conflicts intractable. Thus, assertions
of injustice often lead to intractable conflict.
Hennie P. P. Ltter, (1994). Injustice, Violence and Peace: The Case of South Africa.
Nertherlands: Editions Rodopi V. B.
Martin Luther King , (1994). Letter from the Birmingham Jail. 1st ed. United States:
Harper San Francisco.