That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise:
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Langston Hughes's poem Justice


  1. Rebecca says:

    Hughes is ironically suggesting that although lady justice wears a blindfold she is not blind and justice system does not treat everyone equal like it is supposed to. This poem if very good btw

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