What Are Some Current Examples of Injustice?

Examples of injustice in the world include the oppression of cultural and religious groups throughout the world, widespread economic and social inequality, the infanticide of baby girls in India and China, violence against women, and unequal access to medical care, legal protection, and education. Individuals may disagree on which injustices are most egregious.

Specific examples of injustice are found on both intimate and vast scales, and they occur throughout the world.

In 2013, ABC News reported that selective abortion and infanticide were claiming the lives of infant girls on a large scale in the societies of India and China. The failed assassination of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban in 2012 was motivated by Ms. Yousafzai’s call for education for girls. A 2011 report by the New York Times stated that nearly 20 percent of American women had been raped in their lifetime, adding that this figure was almost certainly too low and did not include unreported rapes. Police shootings of unarmed black men in the U.S., such as Laquan McDonald in 2015, have become more visible in the press due to video recordings, and have sparked many protests.

Inequality.org reports that economic inequality remains widespread, with the top 1% in the United States, holding more wealth than the bottom 95% combined.