On Black Atheism: Jamila Bey

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AAH Advisory Committee member Jamila Bey is interviewed about her views on religion and atheism.

A recent New York Times article profiled African Americans who don't believe in God or who have eschewed the faith that many assume is central to the black experience. What does the apparent rise in atheism and agnosticism among blacks tell us about the utility of religion for African Americans in today's social and political climate? Interviews with academics, activists and advocates from everywhere on the religious spectrum reveal the diversity of views on this historically fraught -- and, for many, highly personal -- topic.

For the fourth in the series, The Root talked to Jamila Bey, the host of SPARring With Jamila: The Sex Politics and Religion Hour on the Voice of Russia Radio.

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