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    In many states, including Maryland, law enforcement is prohibited from using racial profiling—targeting a person based on traits such as race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation—when making traffic stops, and racial profiling guidelines typically seem to be enacted on a state or municipal level. (Incidentally, a federal law to prohibit racial profiling was introduced in 2013 […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: More Faith-Based Initiative Loopholes

    There are a couple of different ways to look at the “faith-based initiative” launched by President George W. Bush and expanded by President Obama. One is that it’s simply a way to make it easier for religious groups to compete for federal grants and contracts. More competition is a good thing, no? Some religious groups […]

    Nonbelievers behind Bars: Does the US Prison System Privilege Religious Inmates?

    When religious individuals accuse atheists of having no morals, one fact atheists frequently cite is the miniscule percentage of atheists in US prisons. However, getting accurate, reliable data on the religious identities of US federal prisoners is often difficult because the Federal Bureau of Prisons does not release that information unless someone requests it through […]

    Humanism for the Twenty-First Century

    The First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, started in 2013 by Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA), provides resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless, and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college. “Responding directly to the impact of the school-to-prison pipeline in communities of color, BSLA is the first atheist organization […]

    The Humanist Hour #166: Exploring Humanism through Science Fiction, with Scott Burdick

    Click to download an audio file of this podcast. In this episode, Bo Bennett and Kim Ellington speak with world-renowned artist and humanist science fiction author Scott Burdick about how his travels led him to a humanistic world view, and how his latest science-fiction novel, Nihala, explores many humanistic issues. Scott’s bio from Scott […]

    Interfaith Dialogue Is NOT as Pointless as We Like to Think

    With one sweeping generality, it’s easy (albeit unconstructive) to dismiss or invalidate an entire community’s ideas. And try as we might to take our minds off autopilot in challenging our assumptions and ideas about others, there are still polarizations that we have a difficult time getting past: Democrat versus Republican, the “uneducated” versus the college-educated, […]

    The Sad and Silly World of Rick and Morty

    The Saturday morning cartoon has long been a hallmark of many kids’ weekend. Back in my parents’ day, this meant shows like Looney Toons and Super Friends, while for me it meant Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, X-Men, and darker shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog and Ren and Stimpy. Contemporary cartoons have a much wider […]

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