Black Mormons Weigh Race, Religion In 2012 Presidential Race

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Black Mormons, a group whose political views are shaped by both its religious and racial considerations, are weighing their support for various candidates in the 2012 presidential election.

There is no clear consensus as Black Mormons consider re-electing President Obama beacuse he’s Black and Mitt Romney because he’s a Mormon.

Political views among African-American Latter-Day Saints run the spectrum and many of them say that the religious affiliation of Romney and of former Utah Republican governor Jon Huntsman does not play a role in their perceptions of the two as politicians. Color doesn’t seem to be an issue either, according to Harwell.

Read more at the Grio.

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