The Opposite of Poverty is Justice

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June 20, 2012

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The Opposite of Poverty is Justice

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.

– John Green –

The Opposite of Poverty is Justice

Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer who spends most of his time in jails, prisons, on death row and in low-income communities, shares some hard truths about America’s criminal justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of young black men between the ages of 18 and 30 has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. In this video Bryan urges the TED audience to think about our identity as a nation. When we don’t think or care about the poor, we diminish the positive in our lives. “We cannot be full, evolved human beings until we care about basic human rights and dignity,” said Bryan at the end of his talk, stirring the audience to a standing ovation. { read more }

Be The Change

Reflect on one of Bryan Stevenson’s simple truths: “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”

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