The Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason has embarked on a project to let people know there is diversity within our movement. Atheism isn’t just a belief held by a bunch of older white guys. There are young people, women, people of color, people who are LGBT, etc. who don’t believe in god!
They’ve put together this website to profile a few of the people on their Diversity Council (Disclosure: I’m in the mix).
“Since the days of Frederick Douglass, atheists of color have been a vital if often overlooked part of America’s secular heritage,” said Zachary Moore, Coordinator of the DFWCoR. “But today, though prominent celebrities like Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas openly question the existence of God, atheists of color and those within the LGBT community may not realize that local secular groups are available and seeking to increase their diversity.
Alix Jules, Assistant Coordinator of the DFWCoR, will serve as Chair of the Diversity Council. “Our purpose is to help secular individuals from different backgrounds know that they’re not alone,” Jules noted.
I hope that list grows (and quickly!)… In case you didn’t see it the first time. Greta Christina also has an exhaustive list of minority atheists here.
The way to increase diversity within our movement is for the double minorities to come out of the closet. It makes it that much more acceptable for the next person to follow. Kudos to the people lending their profiles to the cause and let’s see if others can join in!