Bryan Stevenson Gives NY Times Interview
Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, recently gave an interview in the New York Times. The piece, entitled “Bryan Stevenson Wants the U.S. to Face Its History” discusses many of the current issues facing the country including the realities of mass incarceration and the inability of the country to face its complex and often troubled past in order to achieve a better future.
In light of the recent holiday, Mr. Stevenson was asked what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would think about America if he were alive today. He responded,
“When he found out that one in three black male babies born in this country is expected to go to jail and prison, when he saw the level of poverty, when he heard some of the rhetoric that we frequently hear, I think he would be heartbroken. But I also think he would be excited that if he called a meeting, thousands would come.”
Read the full interview here.
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