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Definition injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
  • unacceptable inequities in public health care
  • This kind of overt inequity in bonding spread its message to the black community.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Once a year a bunch of women spend the day topless to protest the inequity that it's legal for men to go shirtless, but not women.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Could anything be done to redress these inequities?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • McCandless took life's inequities to heart.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Search your soul for the inequities in your life.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Their decision to be satisfied with life's inequities was a lesson for me.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He was "liable to great inequities of temper, sometimes in despondency, sometimes in rage," Adams recorded in dismay.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She was too old to rail against the inequity of it, but too young to accept her father's crippling disease without putting up some kind of fight.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I proposed they take affirmative steps for people to talk out their problems, to address the inequities, and allow more power to fall into the hands of students.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The Hotel-Dieu dining room is big and somber and full of people talking about U-boats off Gibraltar and the inequities of currency exchange and four-stroke marine diesel engines.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • So too my old pajamas, the fence around the garden, the friendship torn by misunderstanding, a country being ripped apart by economic and social inequity, and a global divide of enormous proportions—they all need mending.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Corporal Whitcomb, an atheist, was a disgruntled subordinate who felt he could do the chaplain's job much better than the chaplain was doing it and viewed himself, therefore, as an underprivileged victim of social inequity.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "If they did, maybe girls like that," I pointed to the girl in front of us, who was wearing fake Uggs, a pink miniskirt, and a tight black sweater, "could grow out their leg hair to stay warm, and another gender inequity would be balanced, right?"
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • For as long as he could manage the travel, I thought, he'd be leaving Haiti for places like Tomsk and Lima, to doctor individual patients and to do his part fighting plagues and inequities in health, practicing his own combination of wholesale and retail medicine.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • While one might recognize the inequities of life under Communism and yearn for justice, religious freedom, a chance to develop as an individual, another might simply want to get rich, having read about how greedy capitalists exploit the masses and decided that being an exploiter has its good points.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In the 1960s, liberals made a similar kind of argument, but when they talked about the importance of environment they were talking about the importance of fundamental social factors: crime, they said, was the result of social injustice, of structural economic inequities, of unemployment, of racism, of decades of institutional and social neglect, so that if you wanted to stop crime you had to undertake some fairly heroic steps.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • ...other countries, once things have evened out, they're making cars in Bolivia and microwave ovens in Tadzhikistan and selling them here-once our edge in natural resources has been made irrelevant by giant Hong Kong ships and dirigibles that can ship North Dakota all the way to New Zealand for a nickel-once the Invisible Hand has taken all those historical inequities and smeared them out into a broad global layer of what a Pakistani brickmaker would consider to be prosperity-y'know what?
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • More and more of the classes he took addressed such pressing social issues as racism and world hunger and inequities in the distribution of wealth.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Inequities within society were inevitable, no matter the political order.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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