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  •  As for the race thing... (2+ / 0-)
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    quill, rigveda

    if most Americans are white, it stands to reason that most American atheists are white.  

    Especially since atheism is better represented in more educated social classes, which are even more white than the rest of America.

    As for the gender thing, most American movements are dominated by men, so it stands to reason that an American atheist movement is dominated likewise.

    Given that movement leaders tend to skew older, and older generations skew masculine in their power structure, it should come as no shock that while the ratio you mention doesn't reflect current gender ratios among likely atheists, it does reflect gender ratios in leadership among other non-feminist organizations in this country.

    Besides, if you want to feel like an oppressed white male in America, there are lots of ways: You could become obese, for example.  Or in the Bible Belt, you don't have to be an atheist to be oppressed.  Sometimes being a Catholic is 'devilish' enough, and the upstanding citizens of towns are all too happy to make sure you remember your place.  

    "You're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic."

    by nominalize on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 05:28:29 AM PST

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