Interview: Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson Explores Atheism and Religion in the Black Community


At the Los Angeles Times Book Festival

At the Los Angeles Times Book Festival

“Even as African-American attitudes evolve on formerly taboo issues like gay marriage, atheism remains a taboo. After the overwhelming response to “Yes, I’m Black, No I’m Not Christian” on black non-religious women, we reached out to Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson to get her take on what it means to hold no faith as a woman of the African Diaspora. She explores the topic in depth in her book Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars. Our writer, Briana Gunter, asked Dr. Hutchinson about life, work, and insight into what it means to be a black woman atheist.” read more

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