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There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess. open_in_new

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Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that! open_in_new

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When Indians have loved and embraced Pakistani artistes, why can't the latter come out in their support when injustice has been meted out to the people? No one wants these artistes to wage a war against their government. People didn't demand that they condemn their own country. They just expected them to say something for the sake of humanity. open_in_new

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Don't stand back with your arms folded; step forward... There is hope and light to resist injustice and promote peace without violence. open_in_new

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My earnestness at the injustices I witnessed when I was writing 'Random Family' may have been my gravest reportorial offense during the early years of reporting. When I discuss the book with students, they often ask me how I could 'stand by' in the face of so much suffering; the egregiousness wasn't my powerlessness but my surprise. open_in_new

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I can't tone it down. I'm being me, and I'm being myself, and I'd be doing myself an injustice, and I'd be doing an injustice to those kids who don't feel like they're comfortable to be themselves. open_in_new

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Most of us live in a safe world. We don't have to fight for our values, we don't have to fight for our freedom, we don't have a sense of injustice. open_in_new

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Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. open_in_new

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We cannot reform institutional racism or systemic policies if we are not actively engaged. It's not enough to simply complain about injustice; the only way to prevent future injustice is to create the society we would like to see, one where we are all equal under the law. open_in_new

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Well you know, all law is about injustice. open_in_new

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We've grown accustomed to injustice in Russia. People are constantly being arrested unlawfully. open_in_new

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Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds. open_in_new

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All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world. open_in_new

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It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try. open_in_new

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I think that all people who feel that there is injustice in the world anywhere should learn as much of it as they can bear. That is our duty. open_in_new

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Civic poetry is public poetry. It is political poetry. It is about the hard stuff of life: money, crime, gender, corporate excess, racial injustice. It gives expression not just to our rites but also to our problems and even our values; these poems are not about rustic vacations. open_in_new

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The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia... but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with. open_in_new

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Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. open_in_new

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Injustice can never be stood for. open_in_new

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Every time a person sacrifices himself for a larger injustice, it aids in the cycle of change. open_in_new

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We as people often subscribe to hope to feel better about our lives, to escape the harsh and sometimes cruel injustices of the world. open_in_new

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If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state. open_in_new

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We have to be willing to give up all the injustices of the past that did exist - and that do exist right now. When we become interested in liberation, we then become interested in that which transcends time. open_in_new

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I'm usually torn by, 'What's the role of government to cure injustice?' Families, churches, and schools can be more of an instrument of change. open_in_new

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In the public eye, being a victim of past injustices does not win the right to propagate current and future ones, and that's intolerable to those in charge of the race industry today, whose power relies on maintaining forever a latent rage that can be turned on and off at the will of the nation's elites. open_in_new

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Growing up in Mississippi - a state that historically was a place of racial injustice, inequality and oppression - gave me the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the evolution of the civil rights movement through the eyes of my parents, grandparents, and the black elders of our community. open_in_new

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Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised. open_in_new

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My favourite moment from the Oscars was when Brando didn't attend and sent a Native American woman to talk about Wounded Knee. She delivered a very unpopular and lengthy monologue about the injustice for indigenous people in North America. It was one of the greatest moments in American television. open_in_new

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Freedom under law is hard work. If rulers cannot be trusted with arbitrary power, it is up to citizens to raise their voices at injustice. open_in_new

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True conservatives fear anything that is at odds with the status quo, even to the extent of being unable to recognise when the status quo represents injustice. And reactionary conservatives actually want to tear down the gains of the past. open_in_new

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I speak for Kashmiri pundits because injustice has been done to them, and the political discourse doesn't give them enough importance. open_in_new

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At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society. open_in_new

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I don't want any injustice brought against the bullies. Bullies just don't know any better. Anyone who is crying about police brutality or victimization as an adult needs to stop it and realize the privileges we have in this country. open_in_new

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Today, we seem to be striving towards injustice, applauding it as though it's a worthy dream, made sacred by the caste system. open_in_new

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I cannot bear to live where there is so much injustice and I cannot do something about it. What kind of a torturous life is that? open_in_new

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Every fair-minded person holding a position of authority must support the few who have stood up against the injustice being perpetrated in the name of blasphemy. open_in_new

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Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing. open_in_new

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People ask me if I have some kind of death wish, to keep saying the things I do. The answer is no: I would like to keep living. However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. open_in_new

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We should be uncomfortable with the growing gaps in our society, and we cannot allow ourselves to become desensitized to these injustices. open_in_new

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Players who take a knee during the national anthem do so to protest injustice across the country - fulfilling a patriotic duty to never accept injustice, but to call it out when we see it. open_in_new

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It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. open_in_new

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If I get incensed about some injustice, you can't make me - I will not just going to sit at my desk, at my computer all the time. I - I might want to march out on that. open_in_new

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When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually. open_in_new

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The devadasis have a multilayered story, a story in which poverty, deprivation and injustice against women is central - but what has happened to them is absolutely an outcome of imperialism and the impact of British rule in India. open_in_new

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I've always been interested in justice. I think what is happening to the Palestinians represents the ultimate injustice. I also hate bullies and the effect of them, the way people side with them out of fear. The Israelis are the schoolyard bullies, with England and the United States siding with them. open_in_new

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Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way. open_in_new

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The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim of injustice it becomes itself injustice. open_in_new

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The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. open_in_new

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Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money. open_in_new

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Continue to speak out against all forms of injustice to yourselves and others, and you will set a mighty example for your children and for future generations. open_in_new

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How do we expect change to occur if we are not willing to put on the whole armor of God and fight injustice wherever it raises its ugly head? open_in_new

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We cannot afford to regard as normal the presence of injustice, inhumanity, and violence, including their verbal and cyber manifestations. open_in_new

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Environmental injustice is a tangible, intolerable example of an exhibited moral laxity and minimal concern for healthy standards by corporations and political structures based on the race, ethnicity, and class of those being impacted. open_in_new

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Something big is going on. I'm talking about a society that refuses to allow injustice just to persist without making our voices heard and without organizing to bring about effective change through our voting system. open_in_new

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The U.S. immigration laws are bad - really, really bad. I'd say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government's name. open_in_new

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It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line. open_in_new

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Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death. open_in_new

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Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America's darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm. His power toppled the mightiest of foes, and his intense light shined on America, and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self realization, courage, laughter, love, joy and religious freedom for all. open_in_new

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I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there. open_in_new

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You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet. open_in_new

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There is one source of injustice in Cuba: The Castro regime. It is not United States policies and it is not the United States embargo. open_in_new

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I certainly feel injustice. I'm no foreigner to that, whether it's real or perceived. open_in_new

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When you believe in something, fight for it. And when you see injustice, fight harder than you've ever fought before. open_in_new

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One of the greatest injustices of the Vietnam era is the way our veterans were treated when they returned home. This compounded the pain experienced by those who served. That is a mistake we must never make again. open_in_new

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The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see. open_in_new

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Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War. open_in_new

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Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. open_in_new

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There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice. open_in_new

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Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines. open_in_new

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It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. open_in_new

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You don't fight injustice by asking to become part of the system that committed the injustice against you in the first place. That's like a freed slave striving to become a slave owner. open_in_new

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Safeguarding our common home is not only essential to protecting endangered species and preserving old-growth forests, it is also paramount to ending poverty, fighting injustice, and protecting the long-term survival of humankind and of our faith. open_in_new

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When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it. open_in_new

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In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion. open_in_new

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It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice. open_in_new

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It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity. open_in_new

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It is the task of theologians to establish the limits of justice and injustice regarding the intrinsic goodness or wickedness of an act; it is the task of the observer of public life to establish the relationships of political justice and injustice, that is, of what is useful or harmful to society. open_in_new

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In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. open_in_new

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Any of the social changes in American history are because people thought there was injustice. We have to show that this corporate welfare and cronyism is unjust - and that it's not only rigging the system so people get wealthy who don't deserve to get wealthy. open_in_new

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There is no injustice in the grace of God. God is as just when He forgives a believer as when He casts a sinner into hell. open_in_new

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If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader. open_in_new

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If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. open_in_new

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Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary. open_in_new

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I just always feel that any black art should address our perpetual struggle for progress and freedom, period. There's no way around it. The thing is you can never predict what the next injustice is going to be. Unfortunately, it's part of being black and conscious in America. open_in_new

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The thing I want to see before I die is women achieving full equality in the world. I'm very passionate about injustice against women and there's too much of it in the world. In so many parts of the world, women are not regarded as worthy or equal to men. In parts of the world, women are bought and sold. open_in_new

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I am a person who believes in asking questions, in not conforming for the sake of conforming. I am deeply dissatisfied - about so many things, about injustice, about the way the world works - and in some ways, my dissatisfaction drives my storytelling. open_in_new

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I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage. open_in_new

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What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books. open_in_new

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And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home. open_in_new

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Slavery is America's original sin and was the great global injustice of that age. open_in_new

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When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least! open_in_new

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True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. open_in_new

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We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect. open_in_new

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Elie Wiesel and his book 'Night' have changed my life, shifting the way I see and treat people and inspiring me to fight injustices any way I am able. open_in_new

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I'm not a victim - I'm a survivor of hunger, of hate, of different injustices that humans are facing today. open_in_new

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Schools are the single largest lever of mobility in this country. When we commit to creating and enforcing laws that acknowledge the injustice of the past, we open up the possibility of using schools as a means of reducing inequality. open_in_new

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Wherever there was injustice, war, discrimination against women, gays and the disadvantaged, I did my best to show up and exert moral persuasion. open_in_new

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I can't help but believe that at some time in the not-too-distant future, there is going to be another movement to change these systemic conditions of poverty, injustice, and violence in people's lives. That is where we've got to go, and it is going to be a struggle. open_in_new

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Above these universal themes 'Truth Will Set U Free' is also a song composed for those who were born gay. I am a straight man so I do not profess to understand or know what a LGBT person experiences but I do recognize injustice when I see it. open_in_new

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When I served as a prosecutor, I saw firsthand the many injustices that are embedded in our communities. But I also saw the difference it can make in someone's life when they have someone to stand up and fight for them. open_in_new

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