Over the past several years, Black women have assumed leadership roles in the secular, humanist and atheist movements. But they continue to be eclipsed by white male gatekeepers whose narrow, often reactionary, view of secular practice and ideology has come to define organized atheism.
The recent merger of the secular organization Center for Inquiry (CFI) and the Richard Dawkins Foundation (RDF) has been
"It's a problem that amongst African Americans there's this narrative that says in order to be authentically black, one must
Religious skepticism isn't new to black America. But in recent years, more blacks are identifying as secularist. We talk to our guests about "coming out" as atheist, and one man who also came out as gay.