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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 […]


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 — […]


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 […]


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 […]


Defense of Marriage: Racism, Family Values and the 99%

As the lead attorney for Proposition 8 trotted out the standard Christian fascist “marriage is only for procreation” party line before the Supreme Court yesterday, I was reminded of a 2012 Los Angeles Timesstory about the changing demographics of California families.  The article leads with an idyllic portrait of a white […]