As Marx states in his theory of social stratification, the ‘haves’ always suppress the ‘have not’ to maintain their status quo as owners of production. Often, the wealthy influence country laws which do function to protect their interest, rarely addressing the needs of the poor.Economic growth characterized by increase in Gross Domestic Product in nations never address inherent human development issues.
Gender inequality as a social injustice concept also affects development of persons.
Females get low wages, less access to resources like education and land with suppressed political say. Inequality causes other social evils like violence, abuse and engagement of the ill-treated individuals in terrorism acts.
Inequality has been a major factor affecting social justice.
Social, economic or gender inequality across communities has led to rise of unfair treatment of persons on either one side of the inequality scale.
For instance, income inequalities arising from employment discriminatory aspects do affect the poverty-rich gap.
In most states, the poor make up the largest portion of the population compared to the affluent.
Different arms of the justice system such as the retributive, distributive, restorative and procedural mitigate against chauvinism in society.
Nonetheless, there exist several silent cases of unfairness that never get to courts.
Social cohesion creates resilience against socially destructive practices such as racism, inequality and other unfair treatment.
Similarly, confrontation of discriminatory practices by the involved parties acts as a remedy against any societal unfairness.