By Michael Lackey
This learn of atheist African American writers poses a great problem to people who see atheism in despairing and nihilistic phrases. Lackey argues that whereas so much white atheists mourn the lack of religion, many black atheists--believing the “God-concept” spawns racism and oppression--consider the demise of God a reason for private and political hope.
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