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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 25 2011

End Apartheid!

By Norm R. Allen Jr. No, this is not a flashback to the days of strict racial segregation in South Africa. Rather, it is a call for an end to what is known as gender apartheid, sexual apartheid, or, as I like to call it, gender Jim Crow. Strict separation of the sexes is often …

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Aug 09 2011

A Long Overdue Tribute to Black Women Non-Theists, By Norm R. Allen Jr.

One of my great regrets as a full-time secular humanist activist is that I never started my proposed pamphlet of quotations from African American women non-theists. Compared to when I first became involved with organized humanism, there are quite a few African American women that have come out of the closet and are eager and …

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Aug 05 2011

Black Atheist Characters in popular television and film

By D. Frederick Sparks While white atheist characters have been far from a mainstay in popular television and film, the list of fictitious white atheists in television and film include Eleanor Anne Arroway in the movie Contact, Michael Stivic on the celebrated sitcom All in the Family, Gregory House on the medical drama House, Mr. …

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Aug 01 2011

The Burdens of a Heterosexual

By Sean Smith As if it were yesterday I remember every time I would visit my father I was faced with the daunting task of answering his questions. These questions didn’t pertain to my recent academic progress but rather my perceived sexual orientation; “you ain’t gay is you boy?” Knowing the emotional turmoil I would …

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