There is a great deal of racial tension in the United States today.
Now I am told that racial slurs and denigrating remarks are sometimes heard among us. I remind you that no man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ. Nor can he consider himself to be in harmony with the teachings of the Church of Christ. How can any man holding the Melchizedek Priesthood arrogantly assume that he is eligible for the priesthood whereas another who lives a righteous life but whose skin is of a different color is ineligible?
There is no question that racist parents raise racist children....
It seems more likely that Joseph may have supported blacks having the priesthood or why else would he have ordained Elijah Abel? It's also possible that those 2-3 black men that received the priesthood were either done as special favors or mistakes. Brigham Young was a product of his time and we believe he and the other leaders went totally by their own notions of race to establish the doctrine of the church that was practiced up until 1978. Brigham's comments are evidence of this. Certainly we don't agree with many of his comments today.
So, the question is, "What should we do about it?" There are many ways to fight racism: you might march, protest, complain, or beg the government for help.
This Is What Racism Looks Like Today | History News …
Likewise, its the difference in power and position that has made recent attempts by American Indian activists in Colorado to turn the tables on white racists so utterly ineffective.
This Is What Racism Looks Like Today ..
Indian students at Northern Colorado University, fed up by the unwillingness of white school district administrators in Greeley to change the name and grotesque Indian caricature of the Eaton High School Reds, recently set out to flip the script on the common practice of mascot-oriented racism.
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First, racial violence is also a power whites have, so the power that might obtain in such a situation is hardly unique to non-whites, unlike the power to deny a bank loan for racial reasons, to "steer" certain homebuyers away from living in nicer" neighborhoods, or to racially profile in terms of policing.
This is What Institutional Racism Looks Like
If you’ve followed news about prisons in the U.S. for awhile, none of this is particularly surprising although it is still shocking somehow. What’s so very important about the NPR report is that it offers a rare glimpse into the way that policies and legislation that have a huge negative impact on black and brown people get created by a handful of powerful, white men as they, and others like them, stand to benefit. This is what institutional racism looks like.
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We fear what we do not understand and the only way that our minds can comprehend it is to hate it, I truthfully consider that’s how racism begun and why it’s increasing over time, hopefully not letting history repeat itself....
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However, these films have devoured the youth of America and, in the process; have perpetuated an institutionally racist society based on harsh stereotypes....