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Black Mormons face historic presidential choice

Black Mormons face historic presidential choice

By Peggy Fletcher Stack
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published May 31, 2012 06:26PM MDT

Twenty years ago, who would have predicted the 2012 U.S. presidential race would pit a black incumbent against a white Mormon?
Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney. The matchup is both thrilling and complicated for one particular group — black Latter-day Saints.
“I’ve been black my whole life and a Mormon for 30 years and never thought either of these [candidacies] would happen in my lifetime,” says Utah attorney Keith Hamilton. “This is a day that all Americans should take some solace in — that things ...

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