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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 12 2012

Slaves like Us: American Atheists on the Plantation

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“Look, A Negro! My body was returned spread eagled, disjointed, re-done, in mourning on this white winter’s day.”  –Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks   By Sikivu Hutchinson The black body has always been an object of deep and abiding obsession in the American imagination.  Be it cavorting in “funky” abandon on a dance floor, …

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Mar 10 2012

Sunsara Taylor: Why I’m Marching Against Religious Patriarchs and Woman-Hating Pornographers this Sat.

By Sunsara Taylor It is no longer deniable by anyone paying attention, that we are living through an all out war on women’s lives, women’s rights, and women’s futures. This is not a minor matter; women are half of humanity. Defeating this war is everybody’s responsibility. This is why this Saturday at noon I will …

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Mar 07 2012

An Open Letter to Members of the Secular Community

On THE NATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY FOR BLACK NON-BELIEVERS By Donald Wright  I’d like to begin by thanking everyone who supported the second annual National Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers and particularly the Day of Solidarity co-sponsors: Black Skeptics of Los Angeles led by Sikivu Hutchinson Black Non-Believers, Inc. led by Mandisa Thomas Black …

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Mar 07 2012

International Women’s Day: Abortion Rights & Anti-Porn Protests

In light of the continuing Christian fascist assault on women Support International Women’s Day, Protest and Car Caravan throughout Los Angeles 12 Noon – Rally at Her Clinic, 2502 S Figueroa St. (& Adams) Support abortion providers. March 10th is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day! Oppose the anti-woman, anti-abortion picketers who harass women at this clinic. …

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Mar 05 2012

The Bluest Eye Revisited—Again

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By Sikivu Hutchinson During this past weekend’s Moving Secularism Forward conference in Orlando I was on a panel called Outreach and Advocacy with 16 year-old activist Jessica Ahlquist and constitutional lawyer Eddie Tabash.  Ahlquist discussed her courageous activism against religious bigotry in Rhode Island and Tabash issued a call for secular vigilance on church/state separation.  The …

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Mar 05 2012

What Not to Say to Radical Atheists/Humanists of Color

By Sikivu Hutchinson Preliminary observations from this weekend’s virtually all-white Moving Secularism Forward conference: We are all Africans—so don’t you (people) know that race is just a social construct People of color say this all the time to: a. The white police officers who stop them, frisk them and/or beat the shit out of them …

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Mar 03 2012

I’m not here to talk about the great aspects of religion

By Frederick Sparks I’m especially not here to talk to black people, an important target audience of mine, about how great religion is, and specifically, how African-Americans took a religious paradigm that was a significant factor in justifying enslavement and encouraging complacent acceptance of a repressive status quo and flipped it into a liberation theology. That …

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