The Opposite of Poverty is Justice

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“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. My work with the poor and the incarcerated has persuaded me that the opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice. Finally, I’ve come to believe that the true measure of our commitment to justice, the character of our society, our commitment to the rule of law, fairness, and equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.”

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

4 thoughts on “The Opposite of Poverty is Justice

  1. My husband and are getting more active in this space after taking a course and participating in an eye opening poverty simulation. It is practically impossible to live in some of our communities.

  2. Pingback: Admiration List: Bryan Stevenson | Adora Myers

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