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Readers recommend: songs about justice results

By Guardian readers

Spanning songs from South Africa to the US, RR maestro marconius judges and sums up a wise playlist from last weeks topic thread

The traditional depiction of justice is a blindfolded woman holding scales in her right hand, a sword in the left. The blindfold represents impartiality.

But blind justice is not always colour blind in western countries. Even the successful black man faces systemic racism. Mos Defs protagonist in Mista Nigga wears Armani, for instance. And yet the po-po stop him and show no respect. Is there a problem officer? Damn straight, its called race.

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