Date: June 07, 2013 03:44PM
Quoting from the article:
"Dalyn Montgomery, who has studied race relations in higher education, believes he knows what to credit for the progress: Mormonism’s structure.
“In both my studies and my experience,” says Montgomery, a white Latter-day Saint married to a black convert in Philadelphia, “the LDS Church is structured better than any institution to overcome racial obstacles.” [end excerpt from the article.]
TSCC ended its ban on blacks in the priesthood on June 8, 1978. Oh, yeah, great evidence of being structured better than other institutions to overcome racial obstacles. /sarcasmhttp://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/56418444-80/black-church-says-lds.html.csp
From the comments below the Salt Lake Tribune article:
"The ban was never just simply a ban on the preisthood, but an entire doctrine comprised of Speeches, teachings, and coursework used to justify the Church's abhorrent treatment of Blacks. Relegating these people to that of second class status within the congregation demanded nothing less than an entire regime solely dedicated to this purpose."