Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical

Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical

by Sikivu Hutchinson

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Overview

Feminism and atheism are "dirty words" that Americans across the political spectrum love to debate—and hate. Throw them into a blender and you have a toxic brew that supposedly defies decency, respectability, and Americana. Add an "unapologetically" Black critique to the mix and it's a deal-breaking social taboo. Putting gender at the center of the equation, progressive "Religious Nones" of color are spearheading an anti-racist, social justice humanism that disrupts the "colorblind" ethos of European American atheist and humanist agendas, which focus principally on church-state separation. These critical interventions build on the lived experiences and social histories of segregated Black and Latinx communities that are increasingly under economic siege. In this context, Hutchinson makes a valuable and necessary call for secular social justice change in a polarized climate where Black women's political power has become a galvanizing national force.


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ISBN-13: 9781634311991
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Series: Humanism in Practice
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 938 KB

About the Author

Sikivu Hutchinson is an educator, author, and playwright. She is the founder of Black Skeptics Los Angeles and the Women's Leadership Project mentoring and civic engagement program for South L.A. girls of color. Sikivu Hutchinson is an educator, author, and playwright. She is the founder of Black Skeptics Los Angeles and the Women's Leadership Project, a mentoring and civic engagement program for South L.A. girls of color.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Stone Cold Here and Now 11

1 Unapologetically Black, Feminist, Humanist 27

2 Culturally Relevant Humanism and Economic Justice 46

3 The Black Humanist Heathen Gaze 87

4 Gen Secular and People of Color 100

Acknowledgments 121

Index 123

About the Author 135

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