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Statement from American Atheists Board Chair Regarding Board Member Mandisa Thomas

Today, American Atheists Board Chairperson Jennifer Scott released the following statement: 

The American Atheists Board of Directors has been made aware of concerns raised in a public letter by former members and affiliates of Black Nonbelievers regarding the conduct of BN founder and president, and American Atheists board member, Mandisa Thomas. In keeping with our internal policies, our board ethics committee and members of leadership have begun the process of reaching out to those individuals and to Ms. Thomas.

We take these concerns seriously and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for our more than 200 affiliates nationwide, including groups representing Black atheists. If anyone has concerns about the conduct of our board members, leadership, staff, or volunteers, I encourage them to reach out to me directly ([email protected]) or to the chair of our ethics committee, Kathleen Johnson ([email protected]).