Posted on April 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Author Richard Dawkins is no longer the 1996 humanist of the year.
The Guardian reports that the American Humanist Association withdrew the honor Monday, stating that he had a history of making comments that demeaned marginalized groups.
The most recent comment, as far as the Guardian is aware, came via Twitter, where Dawkins compared Rachel Dolezal — a white woman who posed as a Black woman for years — to trans people.
He later clarified that he did not “intend to disparage trans people” after his initial tweet was poorly received, though that didn’t stop the AHA from taking its award back.
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