In this riveting talk given recently at TED2012, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative discusses truths about our criminal justice system that many of us wish we could ignore. But we can’t, and Stevenson makes it abundantly clear why. He is a master at telling this compelling story of injustice and why it matters to everyone.
“We have a system of justice in [the U.S.] that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes.”
Watch and see for yourself. Then, let us know what you think. What are we doing about this? What should we do? How can you help change it?