Discussing Difficult Topics: Race and the Priesthood
Religious Studies Center, BYU
Thomas A. Wayment interviews W. Paul Reeve about the history and research of race and the Priesthood within the Mormon Church. They discuss particular studies and findings about these topics, as well as the Church's Gospel Topics essays on the matter. Further, Brigham Young's influence on the racial policies at the time is discussed and put in context of the historically political views of the time period. The process by which these policies began to change is also described.