Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 3

Roundtable: The Black Cain in White Garments

2018: Melodie Jackson, “Roundtable: The Black Cain in White Garments Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 51 No. 3 (2018):209–211.

Jackson explains “The Church refused to grant the Black body whole recognition and divinity. To Nephi, I was not fair and delightsome. To Joseph, I was a violator of the most sacred principles of society, chastity, and virtue. To Brigham, I was Cain’s curse. To McConkie, I was an unfaithful spirit, a “fence-sitter.” To you, I am colorless, my Blackness swallowed in that whiteness reclaimed, “a child of God.”