Are you separating your selves by your skin color? That is almost like being RACIST. Blacks have the most racist er I mean black groups of all races. Does that make blacks the most racist people in America?Needless to say, this was a letdown for me after experiencing such a rush of good feelings in Utah. To see this kind of staggering ignorance and selfishness on display is deeply troubling.
I'm very proud of the Black Nonbelievers here in Detroit as well as in the other states. Rather than "separating themselves by their skin color" they have created a community where people can celebrate their freedom from religion and theism, meet other like-minded individuals, feel welcomed into atheist groups, and contribute to our larger community. Indeed the future success of our community demands that we grow into inclusiveness and not regress into exclusivity. To say nothing of the moral obligation.
On the topic of "RACIST", racism is indeed related to the formation of these groups albeit not in the way described. Because of our racist society it is necessary to have spaces for marginalized groups, much in the same way that we have atheist places that are not meant for believers. It doesn't mean that others are not welcome, simply that they are not the focus. Even so, I have felt welcome at every event or group that focuses on the black atheist experience. In certain cases, more so than at certain predominately white groups or events.
I sat down and contemplated how selfish a person must be to have thousands, literally thousands, of secular groups available that focus on them and to object in such a manner to the one group they could find that doesn't specifically focus on them. And some say that atheists can't experience being awestruck.
I wondered if this person could just be trolling. But then I remembered that it happened in Hemant's comment thread just last year. I wanted very much to think this person wasn't a freethinking humanist interested in actual intellectual discussion. The name is redacted due to BNOD's rules. Sure enough, interests listed ranged from Humanism to Secularism and Freethinker.