The nonreligious are a large, growing, and diverse constituency. As a community unified by a lack of faith and our shared secular values, secular Americans come from a wide variety of backgrounds. This diversity is a source of strength for us.
Writing at the Huffington Post, Sikivu Hutchinson profiles four young black secular activists. She writes;
“Black secular teens and millennials are a largely invisible community of activist young people. They are not passively churched, they are not “fallback” spiritual, nor are they bowing down to ‘God(s)’ to give the appearance of cultural solidarity with mainstream blackness. What they are is committed to an unapologetically intersectional vision of social justice that challenges faith-based respectability. The difficulties of being a millennial non-believer, agnostic or skeptic is especially pronounced for queer, trans and gender non-conforming black youth who are most vulnerable to becoming homeless, placed in abusive foster care conditions or incarcerated.”
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