There's a pivotal scene in freethinker Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun in which matriarch Lena Younger tries to put the fear of God in her rebellious, politically conscious daughter Beneatha. Beneatha, an Afrocentric atheist, has been mouthing off about God's non-existence and irrelevance, proclaiming "Mama I get so tired of Him getting credit for all the things the human race achieves through its own stubborn effort. Lena's violent rebuke of Beneatha is a caveat to all the uppity Black female atheists who've been rendered invisible -- both by a white secular culture that only sees atheism through the Islamophobic lens of Richard Dawkins, and a black religious culture that uses heteronormative Christian respectability politics to silence and police women.
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