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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 […]

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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 […]


Book Review: Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels

A book review of Godless Americana by Alyson Miers.   Friends, countryfolk, students of secularism, direct your attention this way, please. Grab your lined notebooks and pens and take a seat facing the board. It is time for the lessons you didn’t get in high school, or for that matter in […]

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Reader Praise for Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars

“I was one of the first to buy Hutchinson’s new book, and after reading it, we interviewed her on Freethought Radio. It is a wonderful book! Well, if I can use the word “wonderful” to describe a sometimes disturbing deep-and-wide look at how religion (especially Christianity) has harmed the African-American […]


Nice White Boys Next Door and Mass Murder – By Sikivu Hutchinson, from the Feminist Wire

Standing in line at the California Science Center the day of the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary school, my students wondered aloud about the race of the shooter.  “More than likely he was white,” they agreed. As the only people of color waiting to be admitted to the exhibit, […]

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