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“He [David Jackson/black Mormon] says that with most black Mormons, ‘when they find out about this [ban], they exit’; he estimates that thousands have become inactive, although few have formally resigned. ‘You end up with the passive African Americans in the church,’ he says. ‘Those who remain tell me, you go ahead and do this, but don’t use my name. They all want the change, but few want to take direct responsibility.’”

Richard and Joan Ostling, Mormon America, (San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 20 October 1999), 105.