Mormonism And Race: ...

Greetings friends! I was recently featured on Mormon Expression. Please listen and share with others. http://mormonexpression.com/2012/06/11/episode-206-mormonism-and-race/   Tweet

I Might Look Black, ...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith Part 1: Understanding Mia Love’s Racial Consciousness Don’t be fooled by what you see. Mia Love (see here) might look black, but she ain’t like “us.” Despite the well-known racist notion that “all blacks look alike,” there is more to being black than looks...

How does it feel to ...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith On Tuesday, Randy Bott, a BYU professor of religion, told the Washington Post that the LDS Church’s historic prohibition on priesthood ordination for men of African descent was a “blessing” to blacks because they were not “ready” for priesthood authority. –...

ARE YOU SERIOUS? BYU...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith It has been nearly a year since Brigham Young University was heralding as “America’s University” for its unapologetic devotion to the honor code when it suspended Brandon Davies, an African American basketball player, on the eve of the 2011 NCAA Basketball...

Chicago Tribune Op E...

Recently written opinion piece for the Chicago Tribune. Please click here to read the article. Tweet

These House-Negroes ...

THESE HOUSE-NEGROES STILL THINK WE’RE CURSED Struggling against racism in the classroom by Darron Smith Journal of Culture Studies published Vol. 19, No. 4 July 2005 pp. 439-454 Handmade oil painting reproduction of Custom House Negroes Rio de Janeiro, a painting by (after) Henderson,...

BYU Studies Review, ...

The subject of this publication is blacks and the priesthood, specifically the former priesthood ban by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This compilation contains eight articles that “explore the varied issues affecting African Americans in the LDS Church, focusing on the...

White Wash by Shane ...

For black Saints, forgetting the LDS Church’s racist heritage is easier said than done. Darron Smith, author and former adjunct sociology faculty at Brigham Young University, recently appeared on a local TV station to promote Black and Mormon, a collection of essays he co-wrote and...

Mormon Stories Podca...

Click here to listen to part 3 of my Mormon Stories Podcast interview. Tweet

Mormon Stories Podca...

Click here to listen to part 2 of my Mormon Stories Podcast interview. Tweet