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Analysis and comments on Justice by Langston Hughes

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Comment 10 of 30, added on June 26th, 2005 at 4:27 PM.

This poem was written in 1923. Justice was certainly not blind to race at
that time. This poem was a reaction to the racial INjustice of the era.
Sean has it right.

research from United States
Comment 9 of 30, added on May 5th, 2005 at 11:52 AM.

i think this poem is about how the blacks did not have as much just as the
whites and that blacks were treated differently but we are wise about it.
But now justice is blind meanining that it has no color and that whites and
blacks are judged the same.

Cecily Davis from United States
Comment 8 of 30, added on April 9th, 2005 at 8:45 PM.

I believe that he is talking about a blind goddess that use to see what
qualities were in a person but is now being blinded by race

anonymous from United States
Comment 7 of 30, added on March 30th, 2005 at 6:34 PM.

I think poetry has a different meaning to each indivivual. One person might
see something in a poem that someone else does not agree with, but your
opinion is never wrong.

Comment 6 of 30, added on March 14th, 2005 at 7:16 PM.

i definately agree with sean on this one. justice being blind to color back
then in Harlem is a nice thought but hardly true or practical. Most of
Hughes's poetry is about the racism he experienced so it would make no
sense for him to write a poem saying that it doesn't matter to the law what
race you are. For example in the poem " Ballad of the Landlord" it is said
that a tenant gets 90 days in jail for threatening a white landlord, an
obvious example of racism. sorry bobby but i think that you are wrong on
this one.

Ali from United States
Comment 5 of 30, added on March 9th, 2005 at 4:43 PM.

Sorry sean your dead wrong it's opposite, justice used to be biased by
basing it's decision on looks instead of which ones right or wrong. Now
it's "blind" because it doesn't judge on color. I thin that's kind of
obvious. Sorry if that's insulting.

Comment 4 of 30, added on February 27th, 2005 at 4:30 PM.

The poem is short, but it gets the point across. Hughes is saying that
blacks "are wise" to the fact that justice is blind. He says that maybe,
once, justice "had eyes," but now it is blind to the blacks. He is saying
that the blacks don't get justice like the whites. I liked this poem.

Sean from United States
Comment 3 of 30, added on January 27th, 2005 at 12:12 AM.

justice cannot find it's way to the blacks or blacks are not able to
recieve the justice for equality. Justice was takin away, or blinded, from
the blacks when it's eyes were takin out, by the white ppl i guess...??? i
dont know...

Comment 2 of 30, added on December 23rd, 2004 at 11:37 AM.

Hi Adrian Henson from Armenia I am Adrian Henson from the United States. I
agree, I mean maybe it's not as long as let america be america again but it
is just as good. It takes a brilliant mind to notice and interpret
brilliant work.

Adrian Henson from United States
Comment 1 of 30, added on December 23rd, 2004 at 11:37 AM.

I cannot believe that this poem has been viewed 10,585 times and no one has
commented on it. Well, this poem is an excellent poem, it is simple and yet
it shows depth and meaning.

Adrian Henson from Armenia

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Justice
Added: Feb 20 2003
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