Sikivu


Predators Beyond Belief

Oh to be middle-aged, male, skeptic and white — master of the rational universe.  The ad nauseum propagandistic bullshit that atheist/secularis/freethought circles are magically exempt from institutional racism, sexism and heterosexism continues to be blown to bits by allegations of pervasive sexual harassment, assault and workplace discrimination from women in the field. […]


Sikivu Hutchinson Featured in Salon, by Soraya Chemaly

By Soraya Chemaly In a Salon piece last week called, “Where are the women of new atheism?”, Katie Englehardt described what looks like diminishing participation of women in atheist life. She also encouraged atheist women to more openly embrace their beliefs. But atheist women are very active. These women aren’t visible — […]


Shadow of the Plantation: Statement in Solidarity with Abortion Freedom Rides

The Stop Patriarchy coalition’s Abortion Freedom Rides begin July 23rd In her book In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, Alice Walker writes, “What did it mean for a black woman to be an artist in our grandmother’s time? Our great-grandmothers’ day? Did you have a genius of a great-great-grandmother who died under […]


Ilda B. Wells, Feminist Public Menace

At an early age, black girls are branded as public menaces. They are suspended and expelled for “defiance” at greater rates than white boys who commit actual felony offenses. They pack the juvenile halls and adult prisons of the most prolific “first world” jailer on the planet. In textbook history, […]


The Racial Politics of Atheism: Religion Dispatches Interview with Sikivu Hutchinson

What inspired you to write Godless Americana?  After writing Moral Combat in 2011 I became increasingly outraged by the extreme rightward turn of public policy and national discourse. I felt that there needed to be a strong atheist/humanist rebuke and critique of the strident xenophobic nationalism and racist propaganda that erupted with […]


Call for Papers: Women of Color Beyond Faith Anthology

Call For Papers   NEW ANTHOLOGY   Women of Color Beyond Faith: Freethought, Feminism and Social Justice   Editors: Sikivu Hutchinson and Kimberly Veal   Historically, women of color have been more religious than white women. According to the Pew Research Survey, at 87% and 85% respectively, African American and Latino […]


Black Skeptics Los Angeles Awards First in the Family Humanist Scholarships to South L.A. Students

Earlier this year, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college.  Responding directly to the school-to-prison pipeline crisis in communities of […]


Godless Americana Review by Dr. Kamela Heyward-Rotimi

  Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels is a pointed and necessary resource for both public and academic discourses to better understand the experience of secular people of color forging visibility in the battle of social justice.  Secular activists of color are rendered invisible and improbable within the community politics […]