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Black Mormons and the Politics of Identityposted on May 24, 2012
The New York Times’ Susan Saulny explores the existential quandary that some black Mormons might face at the polling booth come November. With both a Mormon and an African American on the presidential ballot, some black Mormons—a group that up until 1978 was excluded from full membership in the Mormon Church—might feel a sense of mixed loyalties. Saunly found that whomever they vote for—including for Obama—these Mormons’ religious sensibilities will inform their political decisions.