"No justice, no peace" is a political slogan that originated during protests against acts of ethnic violence against African Americans. The slogan became associated in the late 1980s with Black protests against racist and police violence in New York City. The phrase calls attention to the persistent failure to hold police accountable. But the concern about justice also extends to education, economics, health, and more. If justice isn?t done in the face of such chronic injustice, the slogan says, we?re going to continue to disturb the peace until it is. Second, the expression speaks to a basic moral logic: Without justice, it?s not possible to have peace.