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    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Building Walls, #NotAllWhiteWomen, Fundamental Truths About Trump’s America, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Some new definitions. (via Tree Lobsters) Teen Skepchick What Does a Wall Mean to You? When we build walls, are we protecting or isolating ourselves? Race and Religion Making assumptions about someone’s religion based on their race is understandable, but it can get you into trouble. Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Complex Singing on the Golden Records The Voyager…

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  • Guest Bloggers

    A Religious Utopia Turned Nightmare

    This is a guest post by Reverend Irene Monroe. Monroe is described in O, the Oprah Magazine, as “a phenomenal woman who has succeeded against all odds.” An African-American lesbian feminist public theologian, she is a sought-after speaker and preacher. If you’re interested in the book discussed here, “White Nights, Black Paradise” by Sikivu Hutchinson, you can purchase it on  Amazon.  “Their emigration to Jonestown in…

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  • Skepticism

    Rachel Dolezal Roundup

    Over the last couple of weeks Rachel Dolezal has been taking up far too much real estate in the public mind. She has been labeled “transracial” and compared with Caitlyn Jenner, as well as used as a “gotcha” by those who oppose trans rights. As someone who is not black or trans I am not in a qualified position to…

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  • Skepticism

    Your Guide to the Worst Anti-Racism Campaign Ever

    You may have about a week ago about Starbucks amazing new plan to deal with race problems in America. It’s called “Race Together” and involves a barista writing those words on your coffee cup to start a conversation with you about race. Nothing could ever go wrong with asking a low paid employee to try to have a deep and…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: Redefining Race

    So you want to make a point about Americans’ skewed perceptions of race? Step One: Don’t use a racist chart. Even if your heart is in the right place. Even if you really, really didn’t mean to be racist while making what you thought was an anti-racism point. Step Two: Educate yourself on what “race” means in the context you’re…

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  • Religion
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    Fellow Atheists: Quit Bragging About Our Prison Underrepresentation

    Dan Arel’s piece on atheists and the prison population has been making the rounds, along with the seemingly inevitable assertion that the statistics prove that atheists are no less (and perhaps) more moral than theists. I understand the impulse. Truly, I do. Every time I speak at a high school or in any other context where I’m engaging a theist…

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    Atheist Priorities in Fundraising

    Consider two examples of crowdfunding projects aimed at atheists. Just before the holidays, Secular Student Alliance announced that it would be matching funds donated to the Los Angeles-based Women’s Leadership Project. As stated on its Indiegogo page, Women’s Leadership Project (WLP) fills a vacuum in a school district that has few programs that specifically address the intersection of sexism, racism, misogyny…

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  • Feminism

    A Shout-Out to LGBT & Pro-LGBT Rappers

    There are many people of color in hip-hop who have come out in favor of LGBT people: A$AP Rocky, Snoop Lion, Beyonce, T-Pain, T.I., as well as Mr. Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Will Smith, and 50 Cent (I am aware that some of them might be problematic). I consider B. Dolan to be an honorable mention because he rapped in favor of a black trans woman, which is, arguably, less career-friendly…

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