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I need Examples of Injustice in the World today?

Asked by nikolinaxitaliax (55 points ) November 17th, 2009

This is for a huge project and im a bit confused about the whole thing please give me some examples

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gemiwing's avatar

What part are you confused about, specifically?

patg7590's avatar

USA wars of aggression. Darfur Genocide. Human Trafficking, Sustainable economic practices (green energy/fair trade), climate change.

ragingloli's avatar

the treatment of the palaestinians, somalia, china, tibet, embargo on cuba, republicans stalling healthcare reform, child witch hunt in africa, child labour, the world is full of them.

nikolinaxitaliax's avatar

i only know a few injustices such as world hunger, etc i just cant think of them all hah

gemiwing's avatar

They are infinite. Some are huge and some are as small as the little old lady down the street who can’t afford her medication anymore.
If you try to do a paper about them all- you’ll get nowhere. Just pick one.

nikolinaxitaliax's avatar

i was thinking of doing child solgering or human trafficking

MrBr00ks's avatar

This is an injustice to decency and good taste: ugh

gemiwing's avatar

Human trafficking would be a good one. What with that poor girl this week- you’ll have a lot of fresh sources to use. What angle is your paper about?

nikolinaxitaliax's avatar

Well i have to pick an injustice and form a stance against it. Explain the problem and create possible solutions for it. in 4–5 pages

gemiwing's avatar

Hmmm. Human trafficking may be too big of an issue to condense into only 4–5 pages. Unless you’re quite good at editing and paring down your words. On the plus side- you won’t have trouble filling up the space requirements.

gemiwing's avatar

Perhaps you could focus on one region/Country where Human Trafficking is an issue. Then you won’t have 100’s of thousands of causes and solutions. Thailand/Phillipines would be a good start.

nikolinaxitaliax's avatar

im thiking of doing women trafficking for prostitution or secret slavery. basically like the movie ‘TAKEN”

qashqai's avatar

Me working 18 hours every day maybe?

gemiwing's avatar

It sounds like you have your general idea down pat. You just need to narrow your field down a bit. You could use location or age of victims for example.

nikolinaxitaliax's avatar

Europe ! well i must go to my next class now thank u all i will be on later :)

holden's avatar

solgering?

rangerr's avatar

Child Soldiers in Uganda.
I wrote a 15 page essay on them earlier this semester.

gggritso's avatar

How about the fact that the people who truly know what injustice is probably don’t have access to this website.

Or the internet at all. Or a computer.

holden's avatar

@gggritso good point.

jfos's avatar

-persecution of albinos in Africa
-lack of rights/power of citizens in Iran (and many countries)
-rape in African hotspots

ninjacolin's avatar

“Injustice” presupposes that there is such a thing as “justice”
what exact definition of “Justice” has your teacher instructed you to base your answers on?

If s/he hasn’t provided one, perhaps s/he assumed that your definition of justice is the same as hers/his, then you have an opportunity to make your assignment a whole lot more interesting.

oratio's avatar

What ‘bout → Over one million children in the US goes hungry every day, in 2009.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

the healthcare crisis in this country
gay people not being able to marry
children being sold into sex slavery
girls getting their genitals cut off
the Iraq war
I could go on…

CMaz's avatar

Ketchup on a hot dog.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@ChazMaz oh that’s one injustice I am all for

janbb's avatar

I would suggest you read The _New York Times news and opinion pages for a few days. You will find more examples of injustice than you could possibly need. Nicholas Kristof is a particularly good columnist to read on these topics.

jfos's avatar

Where’s @mammal on this question?

blueknight73's avatar

bush and cheney still walking the streets, when both should be in prison

Darwin's avatar

The number of folks on Death Row subsequently proven innocent by DNA tests.

forestGeek's avatar

Recently a police officer was shot to death here in Seattle, which was definitely a sad and tragic event. It was all over the news, there was a huge manhunt and plea for information, and there was a huge memorial for the officer. Thankfully the killer was found 3 days later. However, when an innocent, unknown civilian is killed in a similar manner, that same attention is not given to that person or their case. I understand that police officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect, and I respect that, but at times it just saddens me that some lives, such as police and celebrities, are perceived as more valuable than others.

kruger_d's avatar

How about the skewed distribution of wealth in the world.

Blondesjon's avatar

Everybody is trying to keep a bald man down.

ragingloli's avatar

Noone keeps the good Captain down!

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