Black skin is a result of having not been “valiant” enough in the pre-existence, which was the basis for denying Black people full fellowship in the church until 1978. Native Americans also are cursed with a dark skin because of their (or their ancestors’) unrighteousness, but can become “white and delightsome” if they become righteous. Mormons don’t mention this much, but it is still in the Book of Mormon (look in the index for “skin” “dark” and “black”).

By: Richard