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Sunday Platform – Atheism and the Alt Right: A Horrible Confluence w/ Donna Minkowitz
June 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The atheist community is often assumed be liberal. But in the past decades, prominent atheist and self-styled “pro-science” writers like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens have embraced views on race, gender, and Islam promulgated by the two overlapping wings of the alt -right, the misogynist “men’s rights movement” and white nationalism. And the alt-right has made a a concerted effort to organize atheists, especially men. How can progressive atheists and humanists fight this very disturbing trend?
Donna Minkowitz has reported on the white nationalist movement and the alt-right for The Nation, Slate, The Forward, and elsewhere. A former columnist for the Village Voice, she has covered the American right wing for three decades.
This week’s Shared Charity is Political Research Associates.
Presider: Sarah Tielemans