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“We cannot be full, evolved human beings until we care about human rights and basic dignity.” This is the central thesis of public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who passionately reminds a captivated TED audience that innovation and technological advancements count for little while people continue to suffer persecution and discrimination. getAbstract urges anyone with a desire to eliminate injustice in the United States and beyond to listen to and discuss Stevenson’s poignant, inspirational message.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How ignoring racial discrimination in the American justice system threatens the country’s identity,
  • How “mass incarceration” in the United States has reached new heights, and
  • Why Americans fail to address the issue.

About the Speaker

Bryan Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that strives to eliminate discrimination against African-Americans from the US justice system.



“There is power in identity.” When lawyer Bryan Stevenson was a boy, his grandmother asked him to promise to take care of his mother, to do the right thing even in the face of adversity and to steer clear of alcohol. He fulfilled her three requests and, as an adult, credits this conversation for helping...

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    Jonathan Toledo 4 years ago
    ¿¿“We cannot be full, evolved human beings until we care about human rights and basic dignity.” ??

    Too bad this is only applied in other countries,in LATAM is all about doing this on viceversa, starting with the managers or bosses, even though we know it's up to a cultural issue in their mind. For them, shaming on people means bigger respect

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    anthony Allen 4 years ago
    Very timely TED Talk.

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