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“Unrelenting, Informative Critique” a Review of Godless Americana by Jorge Gomez

“Godless Americana” is an eye-opening passionate critique of the current socioeconomic struggle faced by people of color. It also exposes the role white Christian nationalism has in vilifying urban communities. It’s a quest for how Humanism can be relevant to such communities. You may not agree with everything Dr. Hutchinson […]

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Interview by Secular Woman: Sikivu Hutchinson on Radical Humanism, Race and Gender

Black NonBelievers (Mandisa Thomas, President) and Judith Moore recently sponsored an event in Atlanta where Sikivu Hutchinson spoke on atheism, race, gender, and a plethora of additional cultural and historical influences that shape our society.  The talk was a well integrated and an astoundingly complex weaving of the everyday, the academic, […]


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, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Dr. Kamela Heyward-Rotimi, Visiting Research Professor, Osun State University, Nigeria

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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 […]


Excerpt From Godless Americana by Walker Bristol

Excerpt by Walker Bristol of Nonprophet Status   Abuse of privilege and power plagues the nontheistic community just as much, in some ways moreso, as it does American society. Sikivu Hutchinson has emerged as a strong, incredibly thorough academic pushing back against these oppressive structures, tracing the history of Black humanism […]

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Readers Rocking Godless Americana

“Sikivu punches in the gut”.   Diane Arellano’s Review: “Godless Americana is a thoughtful and beautifully written book”   Sikivu’s Americana will have you musing at the space contemporary cultural characters like Honey Boo Boo occupy and in the next breathe, have you ponder the true intentions and operative strategies of […]


Excerpt: Straight to Hell:Christian Fascism and Americana, from Secular Nation, March/April 2013

“Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works so they have no habit of showing up on Monday…They have no habit of staying all day, they have no habit of I do this and you give me cash unless […]

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Forthcoming February 2013: Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels (Excerpt)

It’s a good time to be Christian in America. The dark dirty era of persecution has receded and being Christian, shouting it loud and balls to the breeze proud without the possibility of rebuke, is sexy. Ads from Internet dating sites like Christian Singles beckon during prime time, the Christian […]