http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice.html vs DENTITY Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done. technology creativity entertainment more likely to get the death penalty if the victim is white 11x 22x We love... innovation But these realities are shadowed by... The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice. more likely to get the death penalty if the victim is white and the defendant is black If somebody tells a lie, they're not just a liar. Even if you kill someone, you're not just a killer. If somebody takes something that doesn't belong to them, they're not just a thief. POVERTY WEALTH Equal Justice Initiative CHARACTER OF A SOCIETY How does it treat the rich
the privileged the poor
the incarcerated BRYAN STEVENSON
"We need to talk about an injustice"
TED March 2012 JUSTICE IDENTITY IS REALLY IMPORTANT When we create the right kind of identity,
we can to the world around us. We can get them to
that they don't think they can do. do things say things 1972 2012 PEOPLE IN PRISON IN THE U.S. 300.000 2.300.000 ONE OUT OF THREE BLACK MEN ARE IN PRISON ALABAMA 34% OF THE BLACK MALE POPULATION HAS PERMANENTLY LOST THE RIGHT TO VOTE WE HAVE A THAN IF YOU'RE POOR & INNOCENT. SYSTEM OF JUSTICE TREATS YOU MUCH BETTER IF YOU'RE THAT RICH & GUILTY SUFFERING ABUSE DEGRADATION MARGINALIZATION Do we deserve to vs Do they deserve to die? The opposite ofSee the full transcript