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TED十佳演讲之入门 我们需求谈谈不公(06)

宣布工夫:2017-12-04内容泉源:VOA英语学习网

Death penalty in America is defined by error.

极刑在美国事常有过失的。

For every nine people who have been executed, we've actually identified one innocent person who's been exonerated and released from death row.

每九个被判极刑的人,有一个厥后会被证明无罪被免极刑。

A kind of astonishing error rate -- one out of nine people innocent. I mean, it's fascinating.

这种错误率,九分之一的人完全无辜。我得说,十分震撼。

In aviation, we would never let people fly on airplanes if for every nine planes that took off one would crash.

学航空的人晓得,假如每九架飞机里会有一架失事故,我们一定是不会让这玩意儿载人飞的。

But somehow we can insulate ourselves from this problem.

但是莫明其妙地我们就能无视极刑的题目。

It's not our problem. It's not our burden. It's not our struggle.

由于这不是我们本身的题目。这不是我们本身的费事。这不是我们本身的挣扎。

I talk a lot about these issues. I talk about race and this question of whether we deserve to kill.

我谈了许多题目。种族,另有我们配不配实行极刑。

And it's interesting, when I teach my students about African-American history, I tell them about slavery.

这很振聋发聩,当我教美国黑人汗青的时分,我和先生讲仆从制。

I tell them about terrorism, the era that began at the end of reconstruction that went on to World War II.

和他们讲恐惧主义,谁人始于大再起早期,不断到二战时期的期间。

We don't really know very much about it. But for African-Americans in this country, that was an era defined by terror.

我们并不真的理解那段汗青。但是关于这个国度的黑人来说,那是个白色恐惧期间。

In many communities, people had to worry about being lynched. They had to worry about being bombed.

在许多社区,人们惧怕随时会被私刑正法。人们担忧随时会被炸弹打击。

It was the threat of terror that shaped their lives.

谁人白色恐惧期间,改动了他们的生存。

And these older people come up to me now and they say, "Mr. Stevenson, you give talks, you make speeches,

当时的人如今上了年岁,来和我说,“史蒂文森老师,你四处演讲,

you tell people to stop saying we're dealing with terrorism for the first time in our nation's history after 9/11."

你得通知各人,别说什么911当前是我们美国有史以来第一次凑合恐惧主义。”

They tell me to say, "No, tell them that we grew up with that."

他们让我说:“我们便是在恐惧里长大的。”

And that era of terrorism, of course, was followed by segregation and decades of racial subordination and apartheid.

谁人恐惧主义的期间,固然了,最初演化成了无法跨越的边界,数十年的种族鄙视和种族断绝。

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