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Feb 27, 2019

Even if it takes Black History Month to spur the conversation, we dive into racism in the Mormon church. We take a brief high-level overview of how non-white people have been treated throughout the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even though the Priesthood ban was lifted in 1978, racism didn’t go anywhere. From overt examples of prophets advocating slavery, to covert and insidious racism pervading our everyday lives, if we don’t talk about it it’ll never stop being a problem. We wrap with talking about 12 Years a Slave and an initiative in New Orleans to curb homelessness in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

 

Links:

 

Racism in Mormon Scripture
http://www.utlm.org/onlineresources/racialstatements.htm

 

Book of Abraham 1:26-7
https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/1?lang=eng

 

Green Flake
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/flake-green-1828-1903/

 

Five Time Mormons Changed Their Position on Slavery
https://gregkofford.com/blogs/news/five-times-mormons-changed-their-position-on-slavery

 

Slavery in Utah
https://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/pioneers_and_cowboys/slaveryinutah.html

 

Be One celebration
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/be-one-celebration-optimism-overcoming-prejudice

 

Healing the Wounds of Racism by Darius Gray
https://www.lds.org/blog/healing-the-wounds-of-racism?lang=eng

 

MormonNewsRoom fake racism apology
https://www.apnews.com/8453dce99ccf46c2a938a4e65c5addc5

 

Light of Gazalem
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/02/19/new-orleans-reducing-homeless-hurricane-katrina

 

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