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“[F]alse ideas that were invented to rationalize our earlier racist practices are still with us… a majority of bright, well-educated Mormon students say they believe that Blacks are descendants of Cain and Ham and thereby cursed and that skin color is an indication of righteousness in the pre-mortal life. They tell me these ideas came from their parents or Seminary and Sunday School teachers, and they have never questioned them.”

Eugene England/BYU English professor emeritus, Becoming a World Religion: Blacks, the Poor – All of Us (Salt Lake City, UT: Sunstone Magazine, June-July 1998, 21:2, no. 110), 57-58.