This is why one of the most persistent challenges of American life still persists.
Author and human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson came on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" to promote his new book "Just Mercy."
"Just Mercy" is the memoir of his life and his work as the founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
His book uses compelling stories of his clients to illustrate in graphic detail the injustices and racial bias embedded deep within our justice system.
During his conversation with Jon about justice, poverty, and race, he slips into brilliant professor mode and simply and logically breaks down why it's so damn hard for America to deal with racism and injustice once and for all. Take a look:
Well, actually, he doesn't drop the mic. He continues on for a phenomenal full interview that you can watch below. There are too many gems to count, so definitely take a look.