789-790: Sean Carter – How White Supremacy Led Me Out of Mormonism

Mormon Stories Blacks & The Priesthood, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 12 Race, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 16 Comments

In this two-part episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Sean Carter—traveling law humorist of Lawpsided Seminars.  In this entertaining and lively interview, we discuss: Sean’s upbringing as a black youth …

641: Grieving Together: Processing the Recent (and Continual) Loss of Black Lives in America

John Dehlin Current Events, Race, Top 12 Race 41 Comments

black, black lives matter, guns, LDS, Mormon, police, racism, religion, violenceIn this episode we invite Psychology Ph.D. candidate Mica McGriggs, Dr. Darron Smith, and Dr. Fatimah Salleh to discuss the recent (and continual) loss of black lives in …

630: Black Mormon Lives Matter

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Race, Top 12 Race 20 Comments

John Dehlin and Lindsay Hansen Park interview Mica McGriggs, Samy Galvez, and Tinesha Zandamela about race relations in the Mormon church, and their experiences growing up as people of color …

629: Mormons and Colonization with Edyka Chilome

John Dehlin Race, Women & Feminism 5 Comments

In this special episode of Mormon Stories podcast Lindsay Hansen Park (Sunstone, Year of Polygamy, Color of Heaven) interviews Edyka Chilome about Mormons and Colonization. Edyka’s bio: Edyka Chilomé, born Erica …

627-628: Black Athletes at BYU with Darron Smith, Ph.D.

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Race, Top 12 Race 79 Comments

When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide tells the story of Brandon Davies’ dismissal from Brigham Young University’s NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and …

548-550: Kristy Money and the High Price of Mormon Activism

John Dehlin Polygamy, Race, Women & Feminism 142 Comments

Dr. Kristy Money is impressive on so many levels. She graduated from BYU at age 19, completing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at age 25 (dissertation on LDS suicide) She serves on …

436-437: Elijah Abel – Early Black Mormon Priesthood Holder

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History, Race 18 Comments

As an independent historian, Russell Stevenson has been studying Mormon history for nearly two decades. His first book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables, tells the vexing story of …

383: Mr. Deity’s Brian Dalton Discusses Book of Mormon Racism with Dan Wotherspoon and Charles Harrell

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Race 20 Comments

This Mormon Matters episode hosted by Dan Wotherspoon examines the status of the claim that the Book of Mormon teaches that dark skin is a curse from God, that because of …

256-258: Dustin Jones and the Lingering Legacy of the LDS Negro Doctrine

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Race, Top 12 Race 103 Comments

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dustin Jones, a black active latter-day saint, about the unique challenges of growing up Mormon as one who has African ancestry. Dustin is bi-racial (Anglo and …

026: Blacks and the LDS Priesthood–An Interview with Darius Gray and Margaret Young

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 33 Comments

Recently, Brigham Young University invited Darius Gray–one of the founders of the LDS Genesis Group, and a black Mormon for over 30 years–to deliver a presentation entitled, “Blacks and the …