Quickies: Anti-atheist bias in constitutions, Christian ‘educational’ comics, and being a queer atheist
- Movement seeks to remove anti-atheist bias from state constitutions – From Criticaldragon1177.
- Disturbing Christian ‘educational’ comics – “Despite being mostly ignored by the mainstream media, Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) has been something of a force for over 40 years.” From Michael.
- It shouldn’t have to be so hard to be a queer atheist – “It’s not that I think that religious LGBT folks shouldn’t be included in queer spaces, rather that the effort within queer spaces to be inclusive towards religious people is disproportionate and can be downright exclusionary towards non-religious people.”
- What if atheists were defined by their actions? – “We move so easily beyond beliefs to inferences about behavior that discussions that seem to pit theist and atheists against each other may be about something else entirely. It’s when we get to behaviors — whether it’s choosing textbooks for public school science classes or waging holy war — that the stakes go up.”
I think it’s important to point out that our schools are still heavily segregated.
When I was in high school I went on a field trip to an inner city school for extra credit. It was weird to see white students interacting with black students. It wasn’t something I would have imagined myself being shocked by but I was, because it forced me to realize that that sort of thing didn’t happen at my school. I thought about the black people at my school. I couldn’t put a face or name to any of them. Except two. Two girls in my social studies class and not one other person for the entire four years of high school.
It really confused me, because I saw the black kids. There had to be in the neighborhood of a hundred of them, but not only was I never in class with them, none of the other white kids seemed to be either. It wasn’t until a few years later when I found out where they likely were. A lot of black kids end up in special education, and some kids live in communities where pretty much all of the black kids end up in special education.
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