Social Injustice In America

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Social injustices are topics to well known in today’s society. And yes they do obstruct the quality of life. A social injustice is an action that is held against an individual or group, denying them of their basic human rights. Some major social injustices that are commonly faced in our society today are poverty, starvation and gender inequality. Poverty is not having enough money to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Starvation is lacking the proper nutrients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Gender inequality is the unequal treatments between females and males. Poverty and Starvation are two topics that can connect because if you are poor you will not have the money to afford the food, which leads to starvation. If the prophets were present in …show more content…
“About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations.” (poverty.com 1) Even though there is plenty of food in the world for everyone, the problem that hungry people face is poverty because they lack the money to buy the food, which leads to starvation. Poverty is even happening this moment in America, and the homeless people living on the streets of New York City, qualify in the poverty category. The homeless people qualify as poor because they cannot afford a house, food or the doctors. A final example of poverty takes place in the country of Vietnam, where people will make one pair of Nike shoes a day in return for one bag of rice. This shows are desperate the people in Vietnam are for …show more content…
Gender inequality is usually brought up in the workforce because males end up making more than females for doing the same job. Another example of gender inequality is in the countries of North Sudan, Tanzania and Lesotho where women have restricted land ownership. Restricted land ownership means that the male head of house must own and control the land. (McCune 4) Another example of gender inequality is in Afghanistan, where women have a difficult time to get access to education. In Afghanistan, groups who oppose female education attack many schools, because they do not want the women learning. (McCune 5) A final example of gender inequality is in the country of Bahrain, where judges deny mother's custody rights of their children. (McCune

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