2 definitions by Maurice Caldeira

1. A outdated problematic, non-universal racial term used to describe anyone of sub-saharan african descent residing in the united states. That doubles as a ethnic term describing people who descended from the slave trade in america or, identify with black american cultural ethnic identity residing in the u.s, whilst obscuring the ethnic identities of non-ethnic african-american blacks because of its dual use nature. Used interchangeably with the word "black" further exacerbating and creating social/racial/ethnic issues and tension.
A african-american in america may say describing their ethnicity may say "im half black and half brazilian" which really means im half african-american and half brazilian in describing ethnicity rather than race.

A person may choose to hire a afro-trinidadian person over the african-american black person due to stereotypes of african-americans which is a case of ethnic discrimination rather than racial discrimination.

A afro-jamaican or afro-latino from cuba may say he or she isn't "black" meaning he or she isn't african-american because the term is used interchangeably with the more popularly used term black to describe ethnicity.

A company may have a black history month lunch with "Soul food" widely regarded as Ethnic African-American Cuisine. However since it is usually interpreted as a play on a negative racial stereotype rather than a good will toward an ethnicity I.E "not all black people eat fried chicken!!!"
A gesture of goodwill misinterpreted, not necessarily because of ignorance but because of the constant confusion based on current terminology.

"African-American history" does not include the history of Haiti however a person of Haitian decent residing in America is labelled African-American.

A Afro-Barbadian is labelled a African-American in America even if he or she is not a citizen of the U.S

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by Maurice Caldeira May 26, 2012
The adherence to anti-religious ideology that militantly ridicules, mocks, scorns and satirizes the idea of the existence of a deity or deities and or religion, indifferent of feelings of bigotry intolerance hatred and persecution that adherents feel as a result. That does not respect religion or support policies supporting the freedom of it. Calls for its abolition or severe restriction & for religion to removed from public life. Puts forth fact-based arguments, propaganda & bullying and insults as tactics to push adherents to abandon their professed beliefs and or convert them into like-minded individuals. They regard religion as inherently harmful. Secular-Fundamentalists aren't themselves religious by definition however their attitudes regarding their beliefs mimic many religious fundamentalists so much so that the manner of their expression of their beliefs is often indistinguishable in form, from their religious fundamentalist counterparts. They commonly use a myriad of semantical arguments to avoid being labelled and most often use the internet to spread their message. They ignore rational counter-arguments regardless if it is supernatural or science based. They may exhibit obsessive-compulsive behavior regarding religion and related issues often taking disproportionate offence to even subtle outward expressions of religious belief and feeling compelled to constant dispell religious ideas. One may or may not subscribe to a deity to follow this ideology.
A soldier returns from Iraq and places a cross on the military base at camp Pendelton to memorialize his fallen comrades. Secular-Fundamentalists sue to remove it because it is on public property.

The opening of the church of the flying spaghetti monster to satirize and mock the idea of religion is a an example of how Secular-Fundamentalism works to reduce the seriousness of religious adherence into something to ridicule.

Canadian Secular-Fundamentalist complains to human rights commission that he is a victim of religious bigotry because his co-workers said a prayer before they ate when he was at the table.

Secular-Fundamentalists file a lawsuit over the 9/11 memorial cross being included in a museum as an historical artifact.

Secular-fundamentalists make calls to remove tax exemptions on Buddhists, Christians, Muslims and Jews, hindu's and sikhs etc in arguments that they should pay their "fair share" knowing full well that the majority of religious institutions could no longer afford to operate under those circumstances and therefore shut down making it the overall taxation of little financial value but cause significant damage to religion and deny adherents their freedom to practice religion.

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by Maurice Caldeira May 27, 2012

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