Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 3

Roundtable: When Did You Become Black?

2018: Gail Turley Houston, “Roundtable: When Did You Become Black? Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 51 No. 3 (2018):193–200.

After taking a genelogy DNA test, Houston finds some African ancestory. “Where to begin in answering all those questions? But at the most basic level, I simply liked that I was from Africa. The percentage was small but the jolt large and wondrous. In the nineteenth century, the United States had the one-drop rule about race: if you had one drop of African blood you were considered to be Black.”