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    “Here,” ordered the atheist/feminist author Sikivu Hutchinson, giving her impersonation of a member of the so-called New Atheism, “take this ‘We Are All Africans’ t-shirt and ticket to Darwin Day, and sit down and shut the fuck up while we white atheists front like we’re public enemy number one.” As Hutchinson continued her opening remarks […]

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