[MOBI] ☆ Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars | by ✓ Sikivu Hutchinson #2020


  • Title: Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars
  • Author: Sikivu Hutchinson
  • ISBN: 9780578071862
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback

  • Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars By Sikivu Hutchinson The word atheism elicits shock, dread, anger, and revulsion among most African Americans They view atheism as amoral, heresy, and race betrayal Historically, the Black Church was a leading force in the fight for racial justice Today, many black religious leaders have aligned themselves with the Religious Right While black communities suffer economically, the Black ChThe word atheism elicits shock, dread, anger, and revulsion among most African Americans They view atheism as amoral, heresy, and race betrayal Historically, the Black Church was a leading force in the fight for racial justice Today, many black religious leaders have aligned themselves with the Religious Right While black communities suffer economically, the Black Church is socially conservative on women s rights, abortion, same sex marriage, and church state separation These religious values wars have further solidified institutional sexism and homophobia in black communities Yet, drawing on a rich tradition of African American free thought, a growing number of progressive African American non believers are openly questioning black religious and social orthodoxies Moral Combat provides a provocative analysis of the political and religious battle for America s soul It examines the hijacking of civil rights by Christian fascism the humanist imperative of feminism and social justice the connection between K 12 education and humanism and the insidious backlash of Tea Party style religious fundamentalism against progressive social welfare public policy Moral Combat also reveals how atheists of color are challenging the whiteness of New Atheism and its singular emphasis on science at the expense of social and economic justice In Moral Combat, Sikivu Hutchinson highlights the cultural influence of African American humanist and atheist social thought in America She places this tradition within the broader context of public morality and offers a far reaching vision for critically conscious humanism
    Sikivu Hutchinson
    Sikivu Hutchinson is the author of Imagining Transit Race, Gender and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles Moral Combat Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars and Godless Americana Race and Religious Rebels.

    Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars By Sikivu Hutchinson

    Commentaires:

    Peter Mcloughlin
    Religion, Racism, Atheism, Scientism and much else don t escape Hutchinson s withering gaze She analyzes with a critical eye the negative as well as the historical adaptations of religion both within and outside the African American community How Religion was used sometimes as defensive shield and refuge by African Americans but was often as a tool of subordination and suppression It was a tool often used to demarcate a hierarchy with White, Male, Rich, Heterosexuals as the pinnacle with various [...]

    Nikhil P. Freeman
    Dr Hutchinson did it on em, she ran the streets and broke up houses on that ass Yes she did, totally eviscerated the animosity of religiosity found within the African American community and snatched the wig completely off of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy in its many forms YES, YES, YES I loved how she shows the benefits of humanism as a framework to combat the ills of racism, heterosexism, and class inequalities Heathens, people of color, women, LGBTs, and the underclass the Others all [...]

    Nebuchadnezzar
    In Moral Combat, Sikivu Hutchinson provides a searing indictment of well, the list would get extremely long fairly quick Hutchinson provides an informed critique of the role of the black church in American society, noting its role in the civil rights movement as well as its recent footsie playing with the religious right By exploring the intersection between religion, class, race, gender, and sexual orientation, Hutchinson manages to simultaneously keep her focus on a narrow and understudied to [...]

    Jean Marie
    Sikivu, i always love your writings, loved reading this book.Powerful, well written, and thought provoking, as usual, Sikivu explores an extremely complex issue that does indeed, have a large impact on our communities and so few attempt exploring black religiousity, especially not with Hutchinson s brave unflinching, well researched style of enlightening us there is indeed, a much a higher mountain for black, feminist atheists, yet, dispite the strong opposition they have to rise above overcome, [...]

    Book
    Moral Combat Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Value Wars by Sikivu Hutchinson Moral Combat is an enlightening book about the current struggle of black humanist atheist beliefs from a feminist point of view This informative 280 page book is composed of the following eight chapters 1 Out of the Closet Black Atheists in Moral Combat, 2 This Far by Faith Race traitors and Gender Apostates, 3 The Politics of Urban Religiosity, 4 Black Infidels Secular Humanism and African American Social Thou [...]

    Michael Strode
    A radical progressive humanism recognizes that hand wringing about diversity be it in education, corporate America or cultural movements without challenging the power dynamics of access and visibility, makes white supremacy a self fulfilling prophecy Sikivu HutchinsonAfter 10 years as the most prominent tool in my moral and intellectual arsenal, Ancient Future has been supplanted by the fierce effluence of ideas Sikivu Hutchinson has assembled in this manuscript Moral Combat is easily the most e [...]

    Rational Thought
    I m a member of a black atheist group based in central Florida Black Nonbelievers of Metro Orlando Our group was very fortunate to have Dr Sikivu Hutchison participate in an illuminating, real time discussion about her book Moral Combat She answered many of our questions during the discussion, and she engaged us with thoughtful questions of her own It doesn t get much better than when you can have a book discussion with the author who wrote the book.As for the book itself, Moral Combat deeply ex [...]

    Meen
    Brilliant, just brilliant And oh so, necessary Thank you for your vital work, Sikivu Hutchinson

    The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
    I can attest to Hutchinson s premise about the dominance of churches in black and brown communities The church featured on the cover of the book is on Western Avenue Less than a block or two starts the city of Inglewood This is the neighborhood I was born and raised in, and like Hutchinson understand the historical and cultural significance of the black church.This is a book that should be read by everyone, regardless of belief system In spite of my emerging Christianity, Hutchinson writes passi [...]

    Theresa
    She draws together some of the most important ideas of this century gender politics, racism, the moral imperative of humanistic atheism and complex thought about the function and disfunction of religion, particularly in Black communities I have become disillusioned with many white, male atheist writers because their fixation on their rightness has made their anti religion virtually a religion itself Hutchinson takes on these self righteous and often racist and sexist writers with a clear mind an [...]

    Ikonoklast
    I don t know where to begin, but this book is PHENONMIAL It doesn t miss a beat at all Sikivu, for one, you are damn good writer Having read The God Delusion, I must say it had the tendency to get very dry, but not Moral Combat It s filled with a dialectical analysis of why it is people of color are so religious I think the thing I really enjoyed about the book is that explored how it is most people of color come to being an atheist in the first place, COLONIAL EXPLOTATION I mean really, honestl [...]

    Alyson Miers
    Coming to the end of Moral Combat Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars by Sikivu Hutchinson, I am forcibly reminded of PZ Myers s endorsement of The Greatest Show On Earth, by Richard Dawkins.There are no excuses None Perhaps it s a bad sign that I can t think of a better comparison than a recent biology focused tome by Prof Dawkins, but bear with me a few minutes.While Prof Dawkins chose an ambitious but uncomplicated project of establishing in layman friendly terms the reality [...]

    J.P.
    My only regret is that I hadn t read this book sooner This book provides much needed context clarity on the experience of African American men women who identify as atheists humanists The socioeconomic issues that the African American community face are stressed how churches in the African American Community fill a void left by a society that deems people of color as other unworthy The church s role in the community throughout history from slavery to the Civil Rights Era and beyond is made clear [...]

    Chris Cameron
    In an era in which African American communities nationwide are in socioeconomic crisis, the cultural dominance of organized religion merits critical evaluation In a political climate in which the social justice compass of the Black Church has been broken by consumerism, institutional sexism, and faith based with hunts of gays and lesbians, its moral capital is increasingly dubious 2 This declaration sets the tone for Moral Combat Throughout this beautifully written work, Sikivu Hutchinson makes [...]

    Gatsbys OK
    Well researched critique of how a growing number of African American atheists are resisting the social pressures of the community for unquestioned membership to the Black Church and to blindly adhere to Christian doctrine as it is taught by leaders now alligned with the politics of the Christian Right Hutchinson examines the contadictions of the Church s male leaders ignoring important economic issues facing the Black community jobs, education, and the mortgage crisis for the social agenda of th [...]

    Destiny
    I found this author through my reading of the blog Gradient Lair After reading the Ebony Exodus project, I wanted to read about atheism and non believers in the African American community I enjoyed my reading of this and a testament to that fact is that I finished it in one day Normally that s not a cause for celebration but lately I ve fallen off track I liked the early chapters of the books because it focused on black women That s just my personal preference but the later chapters were good a [...]

    Diane
    Wonderful book that opens with a steep dive into the origins of the intersections of religion and racial identity in America and yes this is just the opening A fascinating and careful analysis between the intra cultural dynamics of various African American communities and the never quite right depictions of them in mainstream media Aside from being a sharply critical and informative read, Hutchinson s Moral Combat, is also vivid and beautifully written book I literally felt as if I was co witnes [...]

    Steve
    Some very important points in here, but the presentation of them wasn t all that I d hoped.

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