Just Mercy emphasizes the importance of active resistance to unfair institutions. Bryan Stevenson describes the racism, corruption, mass incarceration, the role of police, and cruelty that pervade American court systems and lead to the systematic abuse of marginalized communities.
In our first episode of our book club, On the Same Page, we discuss how this book manifests in the criminal legal system in real life in Oklahoma. We talk on cases such as Rebecca Hogue, Brittany Poolaw, Trichell Jones, and more. Additionally, for this monthly series, we teach how books like this can make us all better, more informed, advocates.