Emmett Till was a 14 year- old boy who was brutally beaten to death. Till was from Chicago Illinois, he was visiting his relatives in the Mississippi Delta. While in Mississippi Till spoke to Carolyn Bryant who owned a small grocery store in the area. A few days later Roy Bryant, Carolyn’s husband, and J.W. Milam, Roy’s half brother, showed up at great- uncle’s house where they took him. They brought him into a barn beat him and gouged out one his eyes. They then shot him in the head and threw his body into the Tallahatchie River. This is one example of the many social injustices that occur around the world. I can’t imagine how something as small as flirting with a woman, would give someone enough drive to do something that violent. It is sad to know that had Till been white there probably wouldn’t have been a problem. Social injustice is seen everywhere. All the hate crimes and racism are other examples of social injustice. We still see social injustice today in America. A more recent example of social injustice is the death of Troy Davis. Troy Davis was convicted of killing an off duty cop in 1989. Davis was found guilty yet there was no physical evidence leading him to the crime. Also 7 of the 9 witnesses recanted their testimony, people around the globe protested that doubt about his guilt should block his execution. Davis insisted that he was innocent until his final breath. Many believe that the case would have had a better review had Davis been white. Could that have been the case? This is another, more recent, example of social injustice. A man was killed for doing something that they could not fully prove that he did. Both of these examples are relevant to “To Kill A Mockingbird” because the character, Tom Robinson, is subject to social injustice during the story. One example is when the men show up at the jail to get Tom. What they were going to do with him wasn’t stated, but the fact that Atticus kept them from getting Tom from the jail, kind of hints it wasn’t anything good. In conclusion social injustice is seen everywhere in the world. It is the cause of many conflicts, but it is also the reason many great organizations and movements came to be. One example being the Civil Rights Movement, which was a movement inspired to take action by the numerous African- Americans that were subject to social injustice. Social injustice has played a big role in the history of the United States, it has also played a huge role in the history of the world. Unfortunately it seems that social injustices are not going to stop anytime soon. This is why we need to be aware of the world around us and take action when we can. The sooner social injustice comes to an end the sooner our world will be a better place.