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“The Negro Mormon can hold no office whatsoever in a church which offers some office to every one of its male members at some time in his life. A gray-haired Negro Mormon who may have spent his adult life in careful practice of all the complicated and demanding rules set down by the LDS church stands disenfranchised before the altar where a youth whose beard is just beginning to fuzz may preside.”

Wallace Turner, The Mormon Establishment (Geneva, IL: Houghton Mifflin Publishing, 1966-Book Club Edition), 243.