Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

28. Why Are There So Few Black Atheists?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Daniel Swann [+-]
Goucher College and University of Maryland College Park
Daniel Swann is a professor at Goucher College and University of Maryland College Park. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland in 2017. He has since gone on to write two books; one of which A qualitative study on Black Atheists: Don't Tell Me You're One of those is one of the first qualitative studies done on this intersectional group.

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There are so few Black Atheists in the United States for a number of reasons. The factors that tend to correlate with being Atheist in America tend to negatively correlate with Black Americans (ie: income, education level, exposure to other Atheists). This coupled with the historical centrality and importance of the ‘Black Church’ to Black America as a whole, and the stigma against Atheists that arose as a result, begin to explain why there are so few Black Atheists in The United States.

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Swann, Daniel. 28. Why Are There So Few Black Atheists?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 109-112 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43314. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43314. Oct 2022

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