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Alix Jules - The Humanist Pat Down: Defending Race in the Face of Reason

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1000 Blanton Avenue

Richmond, VA 23221

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In this talk, writer and activist Alix Jules discusses Race and Racism in America, including racial tones in culture, religion, and their effect on US politics. He reviews some of the current stats and prevailing theories that continue to shape racial dynamics, while examining the concept of privilege in the Era of Trump. The writer also takes a candid, but humorous look at why even Humanists struggle with finding proper footing when discussing these topics. In addition he’ll also discuss the backlash against PC culture and why words like “diversity” became a pejorative.


About Alix Jules

Alix Jules is a writer, activist, social critic and commentator based in Dallas, Texas. His activism has garnered national attention on matters of race, religion, and politics. He’s been featured in various national secular campaigns and was the first atheist featured in Ebony Magazine. He’s a Brooklyn native who grew up staunchly Catholic, where his unanswered questions eventually led him to Atheism by way of Christianity, Islam, and then Skepticism.

He is a founding member of the largest Freethought organization in North Texas, advises for the Center for Inquiry and American Humanist Association, and is an organizer for Black Nonbelievers of Dallas. As an academic nomad he’s studied computing and data interpretation from Columbia and Northwestern and the foundations of the mind at Harvard.

His writing can be found on various venues including Secular Nation, Free Inquiry, American Atheist Magazine, and Time Magazine. You can also find Alix challenging modern convictions on the Graffiti Wall on Patheos, his self-titled blog on The Orbit, and as a regular on-air personality on Dogma Debate.

  • Patheos: The Graffiti Wall
  • The Orbit: Alix Jules
  • Twitter: Alix331
  • Facebook: Alix Jules
  • Email: alix@dogmadebate.com

National Publications

  • Time Magazine: Online
  • Ebony Magazine
  • The Daily Beast
  • American Atheists Magazine
  • Free Inquiry
  • Secular Nation
  • RNS: Religious News Service
  • Oxford Journal: Sociology of Religion

National Radio

  • NPR
  • Dogma Debate

TV / Media

  • CFI: - African American for Humanism
  • Dallas Observer
  • Yahoo News

Podcast Appearances:

  • The Thinking Atheist
  • Ra-Men Podcast
  • No Religion Required
  • Angry Black Rant
  • Bi-Any Means
  • The Humanist Hour

Online News / Blogs

  • The Friendly Atheist
  • Pharyngula

National Speaking Appearances

  • FBB: Humanism At Work
  • Skepticon 9
  • FreeFlo - Orlando
  • Freethought Festival Madison
  • Secular Social Justice Conference
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