This brief Inauguration anecdote from Chris Bodenner writing at The Daily Dish stood out to me:
It’s just one anecdote, but: I stood with mostly African-Americans during the speech and the only time I ever heard booing of Obama, from many directions, was his shout-out to “non-believers.”
Are we non-believers (*gasp*) not liked by everyone?!
If it’s true, though, that’s pretty amazing. Not in a good way, either. On arguably the most historic day in American history for black people, they actually went against Barack Obama — when he dared to include atheists among other Americans.Among our many goals, we need to work on changing that perception of atheists in the African-American community over the next few years.