Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
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Just Mercy is an Audiobook that focuses on how we treat the poor and the disfavored as well as the incarcerated and the condemned. It talks about how we are part of the system that punish them and keeps them broken.
This incredible audiobook points out how the U.S judges people unfairly, especially if they are disfavored and it focuses on facts like how the U.S. is the country with the highest rate of incarceration and that one in every three black male babies that are born now is expected to be thrown to jail in the future.
Racism is a very important element in this audiobook. It explains many perspectives that people in general have regarding racism and events related to racism.
Just Mercy debates the fact that we, as society, judge people who commit a horrible mistake as criminals and depending on their race and status, the state processes their trial in certain way.
Furthermore, it brings out the fact that death penalty is another mean of control over the poor and the back. It has been used unfairly and Stevenson brings to our minds the question: Do we even deserve to kill?
People are very aware of the racial and class struggle that many citizens of the U.S. go through everyday. However, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is a memoir that personalizes the story of the individual struggle of the disfavored against the unfair society that mistreats them from the perspective of an activist lawyer.
As a lawyer that focused of defending the poor, he tells the story of such cases in order to make people realize that there are an incalculable number of people that have been judged and treated as criminals in front of the court.
The audiobook backbone is certainly the story of Walter McMillian who was on the death row for killing a woman in Monroeville, Ala. It was then when he began defending Mr. McMillian. This is a very important case for the audiobook since it shows how important evidence is ignored and the black man is sent to the death row even before having a trial.
Just Mercy has been widely praised by the critic as one of the greatest audiobooks regarding this manner. It is also used at an educational level due to its strong content of politics, culture and justice.