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Racism and the Church: Do we demand change?

A friend mentioned recently that he met his first black Mormon and that he didn't know they existed. Of course they do. I was one. He was shocked and asked, "How could you be a member of a racist church?" I explained the Church's teaching, then turned to my own question about race and religion: why don't we challenge racism in all faiths?

I clarified the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' position on blacks and the priesthood. 
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