How does someone know the difference between justice and injustice? Justice is the concept of moral rightness, while injustice is the absence of moral rightness. It is our government’s job to deal justice to people without discrimination of race, gender, national origin, color, religion, disability, or age. The understandings of justice varies throughout the world, but based on the same concept. “… most everyone is born with and that is a natural instinct of what will make humans as a race a beneficial and successful race” (Estebo).
People are born with the knowledge of common sense and know the difference from right and wrong. A very famous unjust action was the passing of the Jim Crow laws in 1874. “It was to create separate, but equal treatment…” (Jim Crow Laws). To the white settlers in the United States, they thought that this was justice, because they were born thinking that this race was lower than them.
Of course, the black race thought of this as injustice, because in reality they were not free to drink from the same water fountain or even go to the same school as white people. For the children of these white people, they thought that segregation was justice because they were raised with this thought until the banning of the Jim Crow Laws in 1974. Without the natural born instinct of justice, man would not know the difference from right and wrong, but some of those instincts may be incorrect such as the Jim Crow Laws.
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