What do you mean have it worse?
Because their families and communities are so deeply religious that they get really outcasted. My one friend says he can't stand all of the worried looks he gets all the time like they expect him to fall over and die any second.
I guess you mean its worse when we come out?? As in harder for black people to accept atheism? That would be true.
Yeah, that's what I meant.
I am not a historian or anything. But I believe it has a lot to do with the oppression the black people have had to endure in the past centuries - not only in the U.S. - When a community is oppressed, they tend to turn to religion so as to create a basis of common values. When they have nowhere else to turn to, they tend to turn to a god, some superior being which, they believe, will help them endure their ordeal. I believe it isn't so much different from, say, the Jews. In a way, they have had a similar history of sorts.
Lol, I have two black friends driving me insane because they cannot understand why I cannot believe. One I ended up blocking on msn when he went on a long angry rant about how we worship television and watch it 24 hours a day, and then work for money to watch more television. It was bizarre. >.< The other told me his ex-girlfriend was possessed, so how could I not believe in possession? X.X So yeah, I'm finding out what you mean firsthand.