Whenever I host a guest for a podcast they are typically a current or former athlete or prominent businessperson. Today I decided to take a bit of a different direction because I had a recent conversation with someone that absolutely blew me away.
That someone? Bryan Stevenson- a lawyer, social justice activist, bestselling author, professor and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the foremost authorities on challenging bias against the poor and minorities that the world has today.
Bryan is absolutely brilliant and simply an amazing person. Here’s a Harvard guy that could have done anything in the world and been successful at it for himself, yet he chose a path in life that has centered on creating a better life for others.
In his book, the highly touted and bestselling Just Mercy, Bryan elaborates on a number of problems that too many people don’t think about in society. And, millions of people have seen Bryan’s TED Talk, which details some of the hard truths about America’s justice system.
I urge you to take a few minutes to listen to our discussion so that you can learn more about the types of injustices that occur in our country and around the world. To learn more, visit the Equal Justice Initiative at eji.org.
"Yeah, having houses across the globe gives my wife something to do, but its all bullshit. I couldn’t care less about them. The only thing that matters in life is relationships with friends and family. That’s it."