I am white, my daughter is mixed race – English, Irish, Jamaican.
We are LDS Mormons.
Many people have heard her speak at church and share her feelings on how the Gospel influences her life and the life of those around her – school friends, family and peers.
I ask this:
Is there a person on the planet who can deny that goodness and “light” shines from that child when she speaks on these subjects?
Do you perceive that she was less valiant in the pre-existence?
Do you believe she is descended from a “dark and loathsome” people?
If I ever have to hear “the blacks did not receive the priesthood and ordinances because they were less valiant in the pre-existence” I caution you now, I will correct you, vociferously.
Goodness runs through that kid like words through a stick of rock candy at the seaside.
She, nor her peers, were ever less valiant. They were survivors of racism.
If you say it, if you think it, stop now. Never say it again. Never think it again without correcting yourself.
This is me giving you notice on the subject.
Don’t You Dare.