One of the fundamental problems that humans lack is that we can't know everything. People are wrong all the time; I'm wrong all the time. But the great problem arises when you are so stuck in your ways that you refuse to accept that you were wrong. Injustices are created by selfishness and, as we've learned, can come in at least three dimensions:
Distributional (inequality in access to resources/benefits/harmful impacts)
Procedural (inequality in inclusion in decision making)
Recognitional (imbalance in appreciation and representation of everyone's perspectives)
To me, focusing on recognitional injustices is the true key to not only solving but preventing future injustices. Some values and worldviews don't have numbers, stats, or economic relevance, and they get ignored.
So how do we let everyone's values be heard? Increasing the appreciation and representation of people with different views than you requires treating everyone with kindness. Not seeing someone as right and someone else as wrong, but seeing all opinions as valid, even if they are intangible. When you see your values and someone else as equal, you take a huge step towards tackling injustice. And it all begins with kindness, compassion, and patience. Approaching difficult conversations with a level head and openness to learn. Appreciating our world full of diversity. Then, the other two dimensions fall into place.
You respect someone's opinion -> You include them in the decision-making process -> The distribution of outcomes begins to spread out.