Injustice Requires Our Attention and Response

What do we do when we see or hear of an injustice?

Everyone these days recognizes the injustice of slavery, the Holocaust, the Spanish Inquisition, etc., and I think most of us see injustices of different degrees of magnitude in current times. What we must ask ourselves when we see or hear of an injustice is what is our response. Speaking for myself I too often have not responded justifying my lack of response by telling myself it’s not my problem or there is nothing I can do about it. Even when I do something my response is half-hearted or less than it should be.

Injustice takes many forms and we should not limit our vision to defining injustice as something major. Domestic violence, a racial epitaph, or the mistreatment of a neighbor are also examples, but subtle injustices are equally wrong and harmful. Every injustice is  our responsibility.

I recognize that I can’t do much about the mistreatment of women in a far away land, or major policy decisions by a cruel government, but I can recognize injustice and ask myself what can I do? In other words, I can do better. If I accept responsibility for injustice no telling what I might discover I am capable of doing.

Something to think and do about?

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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