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“Racism is an offense against God and a tool in the devil’s hands … How grateful I am that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has from its beginnings stood strongly against racism in any of its malignant manifestations.”

Alexander B Morrison, Ensign Magazine, “No More Strangers” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, September 2000).

“I think I have read enough to give you an idea of what the Negro is after. He is not just seeking the oppor[t]unity of sitting down in a café where white people sit … it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage. That is his objective and we must face it. We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that we will open our arms and embrace them with everything we have.”

Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems – As they affect the Church (Provo, UT: The Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, 27 August 1954), 5.