Daily Herald: Perspectives on the priesthood revelation excerpt from Daily Herald June 8, 2003

Darron Smith, co-editor of the, Blacks and Mormon, suggests LDS leaders should step forward to clear the air. Smith, who is black, wrote in 2003:

“Blacks who do move toward Mormonism should not be made to feel that blackness is synonymous with curses, marks, or indifference. And this can be accomplished only by a formal repudiation, in no uncertain terms, of all teachings about Cain, the pre-mortal unworthiness of spirits born to black bodies, and any idea that skin color is connected to righteousness. “