The opposite of poverty is not wealth. … In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.

Bryan Stevenson

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“We Need to Talk About Injustice.” TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "We Need to Talk About Injustice." TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson means that people living in poverty not only lack material wealth; in many places, impoverished people are also treated unjustly under the law. In other words, the justice system is often on the side of those with money. In the TEDTalk that is the source of this quote, Stevenson also discusses how justice is distributed unequally along racial lines. Watch the full TEDTalk here: Bryan Stevenson - We Need to Talk About Injustice