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Anthea Butler

Anthea Butler is a professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book, "White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America," was published in March.

Anthea Butler is a professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book, "White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America," was published in March.

Latest from Anthea Butler

14d ago

How the conservative Christian right is hijacking homeschooling

The conservative Christian right has been working hard to dismantle public schooling for years.
35d ago

Hillsong Church's scandals imperil the future of the megachurch

The scandalous stories out of Hillsong keep piling up.
61d ago

Black women are achingly familiar with what Ketanji Brown Jackson endured

Democrats letting Republicans manhandle their Black woman nominee has angered their most loyal base.
63d ago

Why Tennessee comptroller's racist 'hostile takeover' of a Black town may fail after all

Mason, Tennessee, a predominantly African American town of about 1,500, should benefit from the construction of a $5.6 billion Ford plant planned nearby.
85d ago

Why white evangelical Christians are Putin's biggest American fan base

Evangelicals are a long way from how they historically thought about Russia and communism.
109d ago

The National Prayer Breakfast is not what America needs

Given America's increasing polarization, elected officials should not be elevating Christianity above other faiths.
119d ago

Hunger strikes for voting rights have ended but pressure on Biden and Dems cannot

If Biden cannot energize Black religious voters, Democrats will suffer severe losses.
162d ago

bell hooks dies after a career of shaping a feminism Black women could embrace

bell hooks, an intersectional feminist, showed how class, race, gender and sexual identity interconnected and oppressed Black women.
174d ago

Religious leaders supercharged Trump's presidency. SCOTUS just proved why.

How the alliance between evangelicals, Catholics and the far right against abortion created a potent political juggernaut.
178d ago

Black Catholics have a right to be frustrated with a church that ignores racism

Black Catholics push back against an archbishop's claim that social justice movements are "pseudo-religions."
184d ago

Kyle Rittenhouse's not guilty verdict gives protesters a new threat to worry about

Vigilantism, not protesting, is becoming the preferred form of dissent in America.