I"ve heard many people accuse the LDS Church of preaching "All Are Alike, Unto God" and then practicing elitism. Calling our church a Facade. Asking me if I agree. I don't agree. I believe that for the most part we Brothers and Sisters of the church truly believe everyone is the same in the eyes of the Lord. I do think we need to be more outspoken, direct, and vocal about interracial relationships withing the Gospel. Sometimes actions don't match the preaching.
Does your family truly know your stance on possible interracial relationships? Or do we assume they already know? Will you be caught in an awkward situation if a white boy shows up in you house, or a black girl comes to dinner? Many of my friends have been caught off guard. Some have had to really dig deep and recognize how they truly feel about the situation. Others without any doubts are business as usual. If we aren't teaching our families these things then who is? And if you don’t know who is, then you truly don’t know exactly what is being taught. I try and take the opportunity when applicable in reminds others that these types of subjects are not sort of hit and miss type of subjects. It should be like teaching the law of morality and our stance on premarital sex. Parents assume kids know the standards and the teachings and how they feel about the situation. But when asking the kids, they refer to a couple of sentences from an FHE lesson from years ago or a Sunday school lesson where the teacher was so embarrassed and afraid to truly teach. If we don't teach our children these things. The world will do it in a manor that may not be conducive to your beliefs.
In order for thought processes, changes and true brother and sisterhood to come about in the gospel, we need to have these real conversations with ourselves, family and friends. It doesn't have to be long. It doesn't have to be difficult. It doesn't have to be drama. But it, indeed, has to be.
*get to talkin! Say it loud and proud*