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Curtis Mayfield: After the Rain

By Published: December 26, 2010
open the doors and board em

There's hope for all

among those loved the most.

There is no room

for the hopeless sinner

who would hurt all mankind

just to save his own.

Have pity on those

whose choices grow thinner

for there's no hiding place

against the kingdom's throne.

Text Notes

[Note: It is important to note that most of the data that is documented in this article would not have been possible without the work of authors, Michelle Alexander, Cecil Brown, Farai Chideya, Joe Feagin, Devah Pager, William Julius Wilson and Tim Wise. I am forever grateful for their wisdom and courage.]

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (New Press, 2010)

Cecil Brown, Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department, The Disappearance of Black Americans from our Universities (North Atlantic Books, 2007)

Farai Chideya , "Holding the Media Accountable," from Black Genius, African American Solutions to African American Problems (Norton & Company, 1999)

Joe Feagin, Systematic Racism, A Theory of Oppression (Routledge, 2006)

Devah Pager, Marked, Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
William Julius Wilson, More Than Just Race (Norton & Company, 2009)

Tim Wise, Speaking Treason Fluently, Anti Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male (Soft Skull Press, 2008)

Photo Credit

All Photos: Courtesy of Curtis Mayfield website

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