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The Unique Challenges of Being a Black Atheist

Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist recently interviewed Mandisa Thomas, President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. In addition to pointing out the unique challenges of being an atheist of color, Thomas talks about how, even though we may know the names of several famous black leaders, we often forget that many of them fought against religion:

Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist recently interviewed Mandisa Thomas, President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. In addition to pointing out the unique challenges of being an atheist of color, Thomas talks about how, even though we may know the names of several famous black leaders, we often forget that many of them fought against religion:

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