Michael B. Jordan and ‘Just Mercy’ Inspiration Bryan Stevenson on Racial Inequality

  • Published: 08 January 2020
  • Michael B. Jordan talked with Ellen about his new movie “Just Mercy,” and was later joined by Bryan Stevenson, the real-life activist attorney he portrays in the movie. Stevenson talked about the inequality of the criminal justice system in America, and how he felt about Michael B. Jordan being cast to play him on the big screen. Plus, Ellen and her friends at Green Dot Bank surprised him with $50,000 for his organization, the Equal Justice Initiative.

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Comments • 340

  • I Carter
    I Carter  58 minutes back

    Bryan Stevenson should go into politics .President / leadership persona about him.

    • Jazzy Angie
      Jazzy Angie  4 hours back

      This was an Extrodinary movie and to think that these prejudices are still so arrogantly still in place. I hope the momentum of this dialogue stays around to make some real change in this country.. His work is a celebration 🎈🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊 I Thank you everyone affiliated with this movie, opening up well needed dialogue to get some well needed change🙏🏽🙏🏽💖💖

      • Matlou Emanuel
        Matlou Emanuel  5 hours back

        The story at 3:34 is the scariest thing you'll hear. Even the decisive figures of the system are drenched in racial prejudice

        • Peakaboo Gaming
          Peakaboo Gaming  14 hours back

          Watching him in the wire. Then him now. Jesus christ 🙏 what have I been doing last 20 years.

          • leena amwaalwa
            leena amwaalwa  1 days back

            Amazingly done, thank you all for bringing this sad yet fascinating story to us. The generous Ellen De Generes 💓
            God bless Bryan Stevenson and team, richly.
            With love from Namibia. 💕

            • Jeannie Helliwell
              Jeannie Helliwell  2 days back

              Wow I have to see this movie. And I love the donation of $50000 . Fantastic.

              • Stephen Murphy
                Stephen Murphy  2 days back

                The fact a white judge didn’t believe Stevenson was a lawyer proves there’s idiots running America’s justice system. 🙄

                • Dreamgurl322
                  Dreamgurl322  2 days back

                  There is something waiting for US.

                  • Shkiyah’s Path To Surgery

                    a three of em.

                    • Shkiyah’s Path To Surgery

                      I love them.

                      • Burnam Fleming
                        Burnam Fleming  3 days back

                        I cried so much during the view of this movie!

                        • Burnam Fleming
                          Burnam Fleming  3 days back

                          I went to see this M.O.V.I.E and this is so real! Mass incarceration = modern day slavery! We continually lock-up black/brown people and throw away the key. Something has got to change!

                          • limoreful
                            limoreful  3 days back

                            and still some people are for death penalty? so sad:-(

                            • DD
                              DD  3 days back


                              • Aalpha Splatt
                                Aalpha Splatt  4 days back


                                • Teannah Porter
                                  Teannah Porter  4 days back

                                  This made me love Ellen so much more ❤️❤️🙌🏾

                                  • Lucy Stanton
                                    Lucy Stanton  4 days back


                                    • Sheva Hart
                                      Sheva Hart  5 days back

                                      Thanks Ellen! This film is a fantastic example of the work that those fighting for the Innocent!!!!

                                      Please remember, Bernie Sanders is the only Anti Death Penalty candidate! He is the only candidate addressing the mass incarceration problem, the business of private prisons where human beings are the product!

                                      Just Mercy is an eye opening truth telling story!

                                      • emily m
                                        emily m  5 days back

                                        What good reason is there to dislike this? shame on you 71

                                        • KAREN Higgins
                                          KAREN Higgins  5 days back

                                          Just saw it, this movie is so PROFOUND!!

                                          • Prof E Shelton
                                            Prof E Shelton  5 days back

                                            He needs to run for POTUS❤️

                                            • Minenhle Longwe
                                              Minenhle Longwe  5 days back

                                              Bryan Stevenson is a god send ❤

                                              • Candice Smith
                                                Candice Smith  6 days back

                                                We love is some Ellen ❤️🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾❤️

                                                • Aryel T
                                                  Aryel T  6 days back


                                                  • Bridgette Hines
                                                    Bridgette Hines  6 days back

                                                    Ellen!! Hook me up with Michael B!!! 😆❤️🙌🏾

                                                    • King Dj
                                                      King Dj  7 days back

                                                      Nothing but ❤️❤️❤️

                                                      • Paul Charles
                                                        Paul Charles  7 days back

                                                        If Ellen is from Louisiana she knows the score!!

                                                        • Al
                                                          Al  7 days back

                                                          This film was so moving. What an incredible film!

                                                        • muhammad Ali
                                                          muhammad Ali  7 days back

                                                          Very very important and touching story which people suppose to be watching but unfortunately people are busy watching Michael this is so painful look at how people watched the other episode which means things still need to be more address

                                                          • Crystal DaSilva
                                                            Crystal DaSilva  1 weeks back

                                                            So humble!

                                                            • Victoria Baringe
                                                              Victoria Baringe  1 weeks back

                                                              I just saw this, I almost cried like 10 times

                                                              • Nichole Simpson
                                                                Nichole Simpson  5 days back

                                                                Yes. It's emotionally completely engrossing; compelling

                                                            • Yemi Okufuwa
                                                              Yemi Okufuwa  1 weeks back

                                                              I love this and that movie was very touching and good!!

                                                              • Yemi Okufuwa
                                                                Yemi Okufuwa  1 weeks back

                                                                Good is an understatement it was amazing

                                                            • Angela Jordan
                                                              Angela Jordan  1 weeks back

                                                              Wow I wanna cry

                                                              • Eric Tolbert
                                                                Eric Tolbert  1 weeks back

                                                                Mr. Stephens you're truly the people's champion.

                                                                • W4tchtow3r - Zach B.
                                                                  W4tchtow3r - Zach B.  1 weeks back

                                                                  Micheal B. Clearly has great watch taste. That piaget altiplano is the worlds thinnest commercially produced watch. So cool because the movement and case are essentially on the same plane, all the haute horology on display for the wearer and their spectators to view.

                                                                  • FullyCommitted Jones
                                                                    FullyCommitted Jones  1 weeks back

                                                                    Absolutely loved this interview.

                                                                    • TweetsyCk
                                                                      TweetsyCk  1 weeks back

                                                                      Ellen always blessing somebody! 💓👏🏾🙏🏽

                                                                      • Brandi Woo
                                                                        Brandi Woo  1 weeks back

                                                                        every time I see these interviews, I tear up...this is so moving and I cannot wait to ball my eyes out in the movies.

                                                                        • GODDESS Witha HEARTOFGOLD

                                                                          I watched it... i was emotional !

                                                                          • brandon
                                                                            brandon  2 weeks back

                                                                            Looking forward to seeing this movie... Michael B. Clean though!

                                                                            • Faithful Empire
                                                                              Faithful Empire  2 weeks back

                                                                              I read this book in college pumped to see it !

                                                                              • koolaid4315
                                                                                koolaid4315  2 weeks back

                                                                                What a blessing you are Ellen. Thank you for all you do. God Bless you & keep you.

                                                                                • Joanne Williams
                                                                                  Joanne Williams  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Thank you Mr. Stevenson. God Bless you !!

                                                                                  • A.S.I.A
                                                                                    A.S.I.A  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Thank you Ellen for allowing this serious incredibly important conversation to be had on your platform. I love that your show is fun but touching on these important issues is everybody’s responsibility. - A continued Ellen fan.

                                                                                    • Naturally Beautiful
                                                                                      Naturally Beautiful  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I watched his ted talk years ago this is great

                                                                                      • Greatest Shopper
                                                                                        Greatest Shopper  2 weeks back

                                                                                        There “IS”so much better in store for this AMERICA...

                                                                                        • Shirley J Baker
                                                                                          Shirley J Baker  2 weeks back

                                                                                          RALEIGH NC

                                                                                          • Randy Scott
                                                                                            Randy Scott  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I just love me some Ellen. I mean she doesn't see color.