Tag: race

Late But Welcome: “Race and Priesthood” Essay

By Armand Mauss Armand Mauss is the author of All Abraham’s Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage and The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation.   The “Race and the Priesthood,” Gospel Topics essay has been a long time in coming. Like the others recently posted on the Church website, …

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The Continuing Effects of the Priesthood Ban

By Mica McGriggs Mica McGriggs is a PhD candidate in counseling psychology at BYU. Her academic research is primarily in the area of multicultural sensitivity in psychology.   I don’t remember the first time I learned about the priesthood ban, but I do have several vivid memories of my encounters with the issue. At my …

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Keeping the Promises

By Russell Stevenson Russell Stevenson is the author of For the Cause of Righteousness: A Global History of Blacks and Mormonism, 1830–2013 which won the 2014 Best Book award from the Mormon History Association.   The story of the relationship between Mormonism and Africans is a story of promises—promises made and promises failed. Through the …

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Rorschach Test

By Miguel Barker-Valdez   I am a walking Rorschach test. As a physician’s assistant in an orthopedic surgery clinic, patients have referred to me as “the well-dressed Mexican,” the surgeon’s “little Japanese friend,” and most recently, “the man from East India.” Facebook has pegged me as “77% Brazilian, 13% Japanese.” My father called my brother (Paul) …

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