Bryan Stevenson, founder of Equal Justice Initiative gave a powerful talk about how a society will not (and more importantly, should not) be judged on the technology, entertainment and design that it creates, but it should be and will be judged by how it treats those who are poor, those who are disenfranchised, those who are incarcerated.
It is a very moving, powerful speech. And he’s right, we should look at a society- a superpower- and base its superiority not on how mighty it is, but how it treats those who are weak. When growing up, young men are taught by older men that strength of a man is shown when you can walk away from a fight, or when you protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Thank you Bryan for talking about a topic that our society is so eager to push aside.