Don’t Be Too Black, ...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith What does it mean to be Black in America? Many Americans caught a glimpse of it on national television during the first of three presidential debates. The President look disinterested, annoyed, preoccupied, not on his “A” game as some analyst remarked. Other pundits...

Raising Culturally R...

By Dr. Darron Smith How do white parents manage to teach their black adoptive children to negotiate white spaces when many white Americans remain skeptical and unconvinced that race actually matters, according to recent survey data? The nation is “colorblind,” many white folks reason,...

Entertaining While B...

By Dr. Darron T. Smith Virtually every major white institution and its stakeholders are well aware of the multiple stereotypes regarding Black males, and much of that information is gleaned largely from popular media. No other medium has the ability to reach so many American homes influencing...

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

Mormon Stories Podca...

Click here to listen to part 1 of my Mormon Stories Podcast interview.   Tweet

40 Years later, the ...

Since integration, some African Americans have been brought in closer contact with white America, and middle class African Americans, to be sure, have truly benefited from such relations. However, working class blacks continue to suffer from low wages and unemployment in a nation determined to...

SUNSTONE PAGE 62 OCT...

WHEN I CONVERTED to Mormonism in 1982, I had minimal knowledge of the Church’s past policy of withholding the priesthood from men of color. I was a naïve eighteenyear- old and did not make the connection that this policy would have affected my ability to receive temple blessings had I come...

KUER Listener respon...

Mr. Smith, I just got through listening to your discussion on RadioWest. I am so very glad that more people are talking about the issue of Blacks & Mormonism. I am white. I’ve tried hard to understand the Church’s old policy that Blacks could not hold the priesthood. Luckily I...

Daily Herald: Perspe...

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...