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Did Michael Brown receive the death penalty — only without any recourse to a fair trial? Criminal sentencing scholar Jelani Exum thinks so. Hear more from her along with 9 other provocative, thought-provoking takes on contemporary race issues within America.

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Three men were executed by lethal injection in the United States last week. Helen Walters argues that the death penalty is wrong — and a new philosophy of criminal justice is desperately needed.

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Through his non-profit, TED Fellow Alexander McLean works to bring hope to men, women and children in prison in Kenya and Uganda. He talks about his work to change lives through healthcare, education, and access to justice.