The Common Good

TED Talk: Bryan Stevenson - We need to talk about an injustice

Hands of a prisoner | BortN66, Shutterstock.com.
Hands of a prisoner | BortN66, Shutterstock.com.

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of Equal Justice Initiative, shares stories about America's justice system and illustrates the imbalance of justice along racial and economic lines. He also takes on the dealth penalty and the alarming conviction error rate.

"One of out three black men between the ages of 18 and 30 is in jail, in prison, on probation or parole," Stevenson said in his talk. "... We have a system of justice in this country that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes."

Hands of a prisoner by BortN66, Shutterstock.com.

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