LDS racial histories have mostly viewed the racial narratives in the Joseph Smith translation of the Bible and the Book of Abraham in relation to their publication and reception rather than Joseph Smith’s acts of constructing and dictating them. Joseph Smith based these narratives on his understandings of the curse of Ham myth and its Cain-theory variant, proposing his own solutions to the problems facing these racial myths, constructing them as explanations of providential history.
Ryan Stuart Bingham
What do you say to bi-racial children (white mother, black father) about the color of their skin? Are they cursed?
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