“Humanist Anti-Racist Activism”
Hugh Taft-Morales challenges himself and all humanists to deconstruct systemic racial privilege so we can all benefit from a more empowering multicultural perspective that honors the inherent worth of all. Too often predominantly white progressive communities deny invisible racism and stumble over “liberal guilt.” In the light of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, how can humanists become more effective anti-racist activists? What can we draw upon from humanism and our Ethical Culture history to help insure that the worth of people of all colors is honored? Can we live up to President Obama’s challenge at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge? Are “strong enough to be self-critical” so we can help “remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals?”
Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.
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