Commentary On Just Mercy By Bryan Stevenson

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In the book Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson is determined to help those who are treated unfairly in our justice system. He meets those who are treated unfairly because of race, gender, income or mental disabilities. Stevenson uses his law degree to win or receive new trials for the underprivileged. Stevenson believes that race, income, or other factors should not effect a court trial. The same goes for other aspects of life such as a college applications, financial aid, or scholarships. Race should not be a factor for college applications, financial aid or scholarships. However, income should be a factor when it comes to financial matters such as aid or scholarships. Income can affect a person’s life by increasing stress. People with lower incomes are worried about food shelter, and other basic needs. Higher education is the best way for people to increase their income but without financial assistance, it is almost impossible to pursue a degree. Financial status effects, higher education, dependence on others, and mental health. …show more content…

He attended school until he was nine years old and became more useful picking cotton. Later in life he started a pulpwood business to earn a living. Walter’s income did not provide him with enough money to pay for an experienced attorney. Instead his family, and church had to pay for is attorney. If Walter had a better education he would have had a better income, but Walter’s family needed him to pick cotton to make help provide for his family. Financial aid from the government would have provided him with the opportunity to go to school and receive more education. Those who have lower incomes will struggle when it comes to paying for higher education, but more education will help them earn a higher income later in life. For this reason, financial aid and scholarships should be based on

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