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“We must not inter-marry with the Negro. Why? If I were to marry a Negro woman and have children by her, my children would all be cursed as to the priesthood. Do I want my children cursed as to the priesthood? If there is one drop of Negro blood in my children, as I have read to you, they receive the curse. There isn’t any argument, therefore, as to inter-marriage with the Negro, is there?”

~Mark E. Peterson, Race Problems – As They Affect the Church – 27 August 1954. Address was given at the Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, delivered at BYU~