Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Atheists of Color Research

I so don't qualify...

But I hope there are a few within the sound of my keystrokes who do.  

By way of Frederick Sparks at Black Skeptics (one of the blogs and podcasts I subscribe to in order to keep an eye on my white male privilege) we are informed of a call for research participants by an Atheists of Color Research blog.  According to the site:

This research has been approved by the Human Research Review Committee of Hollins University.   

Hollins University is a "small, private women's college in [Roanoke] Virginia," which makes this research even more interesting.  The lead investigator is Dr. SJ Creek who is currently a visiting instructor there.  White, male atheism has been done to death.  I'm all for understanding people who aren't middle-aged, middle-class, white guys from middle-America.  We're pretty boring most of the time...and we are not the future.