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Category Archive: social justice

Nov 11 2013

In Cold Blood: The Murder of Renisha McBride

Renisha McBride

By Sikivu Hutchinson A white family grieves in outrage after their teenage daughter has been gunned down by a black homeowner in an African American neighborhood. In this parallel universe the killer walks free, enjoying the benefit of being viewed as having defended his home from a violent intruder, while the big city D.A. decides whether or not to charge …

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Sep 18 2013

The War Against Black Children

kingdrew boys

  By Sikivu Hutchinson In a predominantly Black South L.A. continuation school class packed with eleventh and twelfth grade girls, only half want to go to college, few can name role models of color and virtually none have been exposed to literature by women of color.  Demonized as the most expendable of the expendable, Black …

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Aug 30 2013

#solidarityisforwhitewomen? Calling on atheist orgs to Support Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander

By Sikivu Hutchinson What happens when an African American female intimate partner violence victim attempts to defend herself after years of domestic terror?  She gets slapped with a mandatory minimum 20 years in prison for aggravated assault.  Such was the case for Marissa Alexander, a 32 year-old Florida mother of three with no prior criminal …

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Nov 14 2011

Prayer Warriors and Freethinkers (on the Texas Freethought Con)

  by Sikivu Hutchinson Excerpt From: The New Humanism The prayer warriors have descended on the Crenshaw parking lot in South L.A. The first sentry, a slight man in athletic shorts, weaves through the parked cars on an old Schwinn. He flags down the driver of a T-Bird. They exchange quick greetings then bow their …

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Sep 21 2011

Standing with Troy Davis as a Non-Believer

By Sikivu Hutchinson This is a day of outrage for all who believe in justice and morality. The pending execution of Georgia Death Row inmate Troy Davis is an egregious reminder of the vicious cycle of immoral lynch mob justice that masquerades as due process in the United States, the exceptionalist “Christian Nation.” With 25% …

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Jul 28 2010

What If…

By Shawn Brown Black atheist! Do these words mean anything? Certainly not if such a person does not exist. Everyone knows that black people love Jesus. With tears in our eyes and a bittersweet joy in our hearts, we marvel at the wonder of the divine. With hands raised high we sway to our own …

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