Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy

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One Response to “Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson”

  1. Oriana L. Says:

    Summary:
    Just Mercy brings to light all the injustices in our court system. The book highlights a few trials that give perfect examples of these injustices. He then explains how these court cases effect our society and how the public needs to be more aware and start to fight for equal rights. This book shows how the racial biases in jail lead to wrong convictions and swayed trails. The content of the book is shocking while you read it. The court cases get very personal and the author even shares some of his own racial bias encounters. He is an African American lawyer and has often been accused by police officers for committing crimes he did not do. He shows how many police officers assume a Black person commit a crime over a White person, even with evidence present that the Black person did not commit the crime. We all like to think that racial injustice does not happen anymore. However, it sadly does. The first step to getting rid of this injustice is to make the public more aware so they can fight to make things equal.

    Evaluation:
    I really enjoyed this book because it informed me of current politics and issues. I find this subject very interesting as well and how we are still facing these issues. If you are someone who is very involved in politics and likes to read emotional pieces of writing this is the book for you. Bryan Stevenson dose a very good job of staying professional and still showing the personal side of things. I think that everyone should read this book because it is very informative and motivating.

    Rating: I give this book a 4.5/5 stars.

    Recommendations:
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo; The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Malcolm X, by Malcolm Little.

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