Is the Mormon Church Still Racist?: Methodological Approaches to the Problem of Race and Mormonism Despite its having been thirty years since the Mormon Church rescinded the priesthood ban on members of African ancestry, the controversy remains whether Mormonism is still racist. That is, just because a particular practice has ended, it does not mean the ideology behind it has, too. The historical debate on this problem is not monolithic, yet two recent voices push the debate forward: Eugene England and Dwight Hopkins in the book, Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies. This session explores methodological approaches to the problem of race and Mormonism; particularly in light of England’s response to Hopkins on whether racism exists in the Mormon Church today.
Roy Whitaker, Margaret Blair Young