The Rose That Grew from Concrete - Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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Section 4 Summary

"Liberty Needs Glasses" is a poem that speaks of the blindness of Lady Liberty and the American justice system. Shakur refers to them as being "blind as bats stumbling thru the system." Although the minorities and downtrodden are treated poorly by Justice, there are others that commit worse crimes and are overlooked due to money and power. Shakur refers to slavery, the ill-treatment of the Indians, and the fact that the justice system overlooked the crimes committed by rich and powerful people such as Oliver North and Ronald Reagan. According to Shakur, if people really cared about the value of life, someone would take Lady Liberty and Mrs. Justice to get glasses.

The topic of equality is featured in "How Can We Be Free." The poem talks about society being blind when it comes to racial equality. Shakur states that it is impossible...

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