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May 1st, 2012
02:41 PM ET

House candidate and rising GOP star is black, female - and Mormon

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - To call Mia Love a minority is an understatement. She’s a black woman who won an upset primary race to become the Republican candidate in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. If elected, she’d be the first black Republican congresswoman in the House of Representatives.

Love, who has attracted lots of national Republican support, also stands out because of her religion: She’s a Mormon. The politician is a poster child for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ campaign to present a more diverse face to a historically very white church.

“There are a lot of people who have tried to define me as a person,” Love, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, told CNN’s Kyra Phillips in an interview Tuesday. “I’m not a victim, and I don’t allow anybody to put me in a box.”

Speaking from Salt Lake City, she said, “There may be some challenges. But ... I love this place and love the people that are here, and I represent their beliefs and values.”

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Love is featured in a video series produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of its “I’m a Mormon” campaign, which aims to bring the faith of about 14 million members worldwide into the mainstream.

In the CNN interview, Love talked about how Mormonism would affect Mitt Romney’s candidacy more than her own, which is happening in the most Mormon state in the nation.

“You know I don’t think those are the issues that Americans really care about,” Love said when asked about the role of Romney’s religion in the presidential campaign. “I think Americans care about jobs, the economy; they care about the debt and deficit spending. … Being a Mormon is part of who he is as a person, and I don’t think it should deter from the issues.”

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Love’s “I’m a Mormon” video shows her working as the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, her current job.

“I am the mayor of Saratoga Springs and I love it,” she says in the video. “I get to make this life better for me and better for others.

“My friends from back home are always saying, ‘What are you doing in Utah?'” she says in the video, referring to her East Coast upbringing. “What they don’t know is that when I came here I felt accepted.”

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: 2012 Election • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints • Mormonism • Politics • TV-CNN Newsroom

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  1. Doug

    "The Juvenile Instructor" was a periodical that anti-Mormon, bigot, liars have in the past attempt to claim was official church manuals. Here is the truth.

    "When it really counted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was on the side of the angels.

    1. When slavery was an issue Joseph Smith ran for president with a plan to free all slaves by 1850.

    2. For more than a century leading up to the Nazi genocide, Mormon doctrine refuted the ideas that underpinned Naziism; namely biological determinism or the idea that genes or biology determine intellectual and moral attainment.

    Abraham Chapter 3:22
    "Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones;"

    May 3, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  2. Prayer changes things

    Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things .

    May 3, 2012 at 5:35 am |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things"

      -Prayer doesn’t not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      May 3, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  3. MANCHOWDER

    SHE IS HOT

    May 3, 2012 at 4:52 am |
  4. Silly Little Freak

    I find a great deal of humor in this article.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:40 am |
  5. Alisha

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints produces excellent families, service minded youth, dedicated parents and civic leaders all working to make our world a better place. UCLA's study on The Spiritual Life of College Students demonstrates that young members of Romney's faith are committed, caring people who know what they believe and live it as well: http://spirituality.ucla.edu/

    Congratulations to Ann and Mitt Romney (who you may have heard are also Mormon) for their life examples and for raising an excellent and successful Christ centered family!

    May 3, 2012 at 12:44 am |
    • myklds

      Couldn't say it better. Thanks for the honest and factual post.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:52 am |
    • zip

      Is Ann Romney the favorite wife? Or do the hotter, younger wives move up in the rotation?

      May 3, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  6. Kevin

    Anyone who says that LDS theology did/does not denigrate people of African origin is either lying, uninformed or just plain forgetful. I was raised LDS, was taught this in Seminary, BYU religion courses, Gospel Doctrine, priesthood meetings, etc. The Church HAS changed its position on Blacks in the last 20 years (and not just with respect to the 1978 revelation/non-revelation). I guarantee that I know LDS theology better than 99% of active members. I prepped to be a CES/seminary teacher after my mission. Loved it that much. However, the Church is in the midst of historical revisionism, hoping that time will sweep things from memory. I wish it wasn't true, but it is. Anyone who says otherwise is being dishonest.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
    • Loc-nar

      Kevin, your mind is useless. You've effectively abnegated your role as an independent intelligent human being.
      Now you're just another brainwashed cult member without a clue who is such a patsy for a bunch of lies that you sound more like a person who is glad they can wear an explosive vest. Worthless.

      May 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
    • Loc-nar

      ha ha! Just kidding!

      May 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
    • Alisha

      A key advantage for a church WITH a Prophet and continued revelation is that it can learn and change. Religions without continued revelation, the kind of revelation we read about in the Bible, cannot adapt or change. Having a panel of smart well-read or well-meaning experts or popular voting is not the same as a Prophet called by God to SERVE and ADMINISTER to God's church. Your votes don't change the structure, authority or spirit by which God governs. Church leaders are volunteers held to great expectations of worthiness and sacrifices of time. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended the priesthood to all male church members giving them the same opportunities to serve others in that capacity, the church leadership at the time said themselves that the past practice no longer will continue, that the past practice no longer mattered. This change was not and is not a point of contention to the hundreds of thousands of black members in Brazil, Utah, Ghana, Kenya, Canada etc. or other parts of the world. We live in different times, there has been no explanation of why the change was made, we expect no explanation from God. Those blessings were extended when the time was right for that change to occur, anything else is just an opinon, educated or not.

      May 3, 2012 at 12:36 am |
    • Johnny

      Kevin – assuming what you claim is true, then you are clearly aware that the doctrine of the Church is far different from the "theology" you state you studied in Mormonism. You know how something becomes doctrine, and know the blacks not receiving the Priesthood (with a couple of exceptions) before the 1970's was never doctrine. With this, the doctrine of the Church has never been racist.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:05 am |
    • Michael

      Kevin - Revising current teachings and policy to reflect modern revelation is not historical revisionism at all.

      Some individual church members may feel it necessary to cover up the problems of the past, but they're out of line.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  7. CrankyRetAFCol

    An educated, articulate, conservative black woman who doesn't look to the government or the democratic party for handouts? Blasphemy! How can CNN handle that? Mia Love is an example of what makes America great. And all you people who are afraid of Mormons need to get over it. I'm Catholic, but almost every Mormon I know lives their faith, is dedicated to their family and is trustworthy. They might not be the life of the party, but we're not electing these people to be the frat house president. America was founded on Freedom of Religon, so don't be a hypocrit. If we could prove what we believe, it wouldn't be called "Faith." Judge these politicians by their actions and character, and stop trying to label people. From what I've seen if I was living in Utah, I would vote for Ms Love.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
    • John

      But I thought all black were were supposed to speak Ebonics and wear Fubu and and be "loud and proud" (rude and vulgar and violent)? Otherwise, they're "acting white." Don't you get it?

      In all seriousness, this is the real crisis facing the black community. Of course white racism still exists, but it's nothing compared with other black people telling you who you are and what defines you. You know why they don't have to put a lid on a bucket of crabs, right? If one tries to climb out, another crab will pull it right back down.

      May 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
    • zip

      How much many cash does it take to betray your race? Next year, the Klan will run blacks in Alabama. Karl Rove has got lots of money.

      May 3, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  8. dave

    Amazing how quicky "tolerant" liberals denounce any minority who is republican. Pretty pathetic.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  9. chelestina

    This woman is very ignorant.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
    • John

      Yeah, I mean, doesn't she know she's oppressed? How dare she embrace learning and good manners and define her own life and personality? The audacity!

      May 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  10. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    May 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • Lord Vadar

      Neither is religion. read your history monkey face.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
    • chelestina

      yes it does

      May 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
    • Jesus

      -Prayer doesn’t not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!-

      May 3, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  11. David Nelson

    How can any House candidate be a rising star. Wouldn't a person have to win an election first? Or is this a PR ploy by the Mormon church. When I was recruited and rejected Mormonism back in 2000 I was told that black skin is a curse from God. Mormonism is a horrible deception and a marketing machine. I don't trust them one iota.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
    • Michael

      "When I was recruited and rejected Mormonism back in 2000 I was told that black skin is a curse from God."

      Whoever told you that was wrong, and should get their rear kicked.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
    • Farquar

      This is just what the media did with O'Bama (the non-black muslim). He won by a hair his first election in Chicago then the liberal press was so happy to find a black man they could kiss up to. They dropped Hillary cause black is way cooler then female as a minority. So they said he would be president and they only reported nice things about him.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
    • Andy Daniel

      They clearly DID say that. My wife, who is 50% Native American, once was in Salt Lake City with her (caucasian) mother and toured the Temple area. The guide told them that white skin means you are a more pure person, and as you get more pious, your skin actually turns lighter. She said this without really noticing my wife's skin tone, and then was embarassed when she noticed. The church however no longer publically embraces this belief.

      May 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • MORMONSLOVEBLACKS

      Some of the strongest most faithful members of the church are black. Many are much more faithful and Christlike than many of the whites or any other race. Jesus loves all races and judges by the heart and intentions to be righteous. As far as the skin issue mentioned in the Book of Mormon, the Lord will explain it one day. Sometimes we all have to be humble and allow the Lord to teach us in his time, not ours. I believe the Book of Mormon is true, and many of the righteous prophets and leaders had dark skin. The most wicked people in the record are the Whites at the end of the book who became more wicked than any before. They were annihilated for their wickedness while the righteous dark skinned people were blessed. Read the Book and find the love of Jesus Christ of all righteous people. He does love wicked people too, but is not happy with their choices. It truly is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" as the Book says. Jesus loves God's children in the western hemisphere as much as he loves those of the eastern hemisphere. It is natural and correct that he came to see those in the west after his resurrection as well as those in the east. Read the Book of Mormon, you will see that it is a companion to the Bible and does not take its place. They both prove that Jesus Christ loves all of God's children anywhere they have lived and paid for the sins of every child of God in the world who has ever lived, now lives, and will live. If your pastor, who is well-meaning-tells you that Mormonism or the Book of Mormon is evil, go find out for yourself and read the scriptures and media put out by the Church, not by those who are misled or trying to destoy the church by telling lies. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the same gospel of Jesus Christ that has always existed, and will always be true. I would stake my life on it.

      May 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      YOu are an idiot if you believe Obama is Muslim. Go sit on the stupid bench with Keef.

      May 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
  12. Mizzo_Dizzo

    Nice ploy by the GOP, but it won't work. Don't believe the hype.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • Laticia

      You sound like the typical liberal racist who likes to put all minorities in boxes and cant handle their diversity. You fraud!

      May 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  13. glyder

    not exactly an uncle tom following the likes of sharpton and jackson is she.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  14. pastmorm

    The second President and Prophet of the Mormon Church had this to say about Blacks. Mormons today, believe that the word of the prophets are infallible.

    Brigham Young comments about blacks

    "You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind....Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 290).

    "In our first settlement in Missouri, it was said by our enemies that we intended to tamper with the slaves, not that we had any idea of the kind, for such a thing never entered our minds. We knew that the children of Ham were to be the "servant of servants," and no power under heaven could hinder it, so long as the Lord would permit them to welter under the curse and those were known to be our religious views concerning them." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 172).

    "Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, p. 110).

    Now if that last portion didn't strike you as unbelievably horrible, than imagine this....Mormons are taught to believe every word of their prophets as though they were the words of God: Unquestionable. And these are quotes from just one of their prophets.
    Now imagine the President of the USA being Mormon.....

    May 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • Jenny

      Pastmorm,
      Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are not taught that prophets are infallible. We are taught that Jesus Christ only was sinless. I am not worried if Brigham Young believed those words because part of human nature is being subject to all kinds of fallacies. I believe if he were questioned today, he would answer very differently. We are taught that the words of our living prophets are more important to us than those of dead prophets. We are free to live our lives. We do our best to live good lives because it will bring happiness in this life and in the life to come.

      May 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • Fed Up

      Mormons from the very inception of their "religion" created doctrine that suited their agenda and means, creating The Book of Mormon was then accepted as infallible even though it was entirely man-written and "inspired." How this woman is being accepted into the Mormon faith, I have no idea. Mormons have longed believed that Blacks (of any country origin) are beneath them. I understand the rationale to a point these days. I don't appreciate paying a third of my income to welfare programs.

      May 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • Brett

      FedUp: Easy my friend. Of course you have no idea why she was accepted. You somehow think Mormons think poorly of blacks, which couldn't be farther from the truth. I won't debate Brigham Young's comments, as it really isn't worth my time. I will emphatically disagree that we look down on blacks. In fact, I actually have an adopted black child and my extended family has several. We love them just as much as our natural children. Please do something besides query wiki or other internet sites to find out how we believe. It's simply not true.

      May 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
    • Alisha

      Wasn't Joseph Smith the Mormon Church's first Prophet in the 1840's an anti-slavery candidate for president of the USA? Was he the first anti-slavery candidate for president?

      May 3, 2012 at 12:42 am |
    • rose

      @Brett certainly YOU dont look down on blacks... you've got one at home & your extended family has several... Funny how that statement sounds when repeated. Glad you love them like your 'natural' children. My father is both black & a late mormon convert. However he never denies the history or presents of racism there or anywhere else. Like most decisions choosen I guess the pros outweighed the cons for him. People are human & racism has never stopped being a problem. Just do those black kids a favor and never talk about them them like objects purchased at a store used to prove how fantastic you are. Your religion proves nothing. Your actions do.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:32 am |
    • Johnny

      Pastmorm – You should do more research on the teachings of both Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, revelation, and what they encouraged members to do upon hearing their words ( study them out, ponder, and pray to find truth). If Mormons were taught the Prophet is infallible, whey would JS and BY encourage the members to find truth through God?

      Also, do some research on Joseph Smith giving the Priesthood to at least 2 African Americans, and also his stand on slavery.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:15 am |
    • MORMONSLOVEBLACKS

      Just a tidbit of knowledge-Brigham Young was a big advocate of women's sufferage.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:33 am |
    • zip

      Because nothing says women's rights like a religion based on polygamy. Brigham Young had 55 wives. How much crack do they smoke in Utah?

      May 3, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • Johnny

      zip – I appreciate the lies and misdirection you have plastered this thread with. Do you find yourself more a troll or a flamer when it comes to message board posting?

      In any event, please enlighten us all how hate and contention align with your Christian beliefs. I would love to know why love to divide and deride, rather than unite and uplift.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  15. Reality

    Being a black, female Mormom does not change the following:

    ONLY FOR THE NEWCOMERS:

    Putting the kibosh on religion to include Mormonism:

    • There was probably no Abraham i.e. the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are non-existent.

    • There was probably no Moses i.e the pillars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have no strength of purpose.

    prob•a•bly
    Adverb: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.

    • There was no Gabriel i.e. Islam fails as a religion. Christianity partially fails.

    • There was no Easter i.e. Christianity completely fails as a religion.

    • There was no Moroni i.e. Mormonism is nothing more than a business cult.

    • Sacred/revered cows, monkey gods, castes, reincarnations and therefore Hinduism fails as a religion.

    • Fat Buddhas here, skinny Buddhas there, reincarnated Buddhas everywhere makes for a no on Buddhism.

    Added details available upon written request.

    A quick search will put the kibosh on any other groups calling themselves a religion.

    e.g. Taoism

    "The origins of Taoism are unclear. Traditionally, Lao-tzu who lived in the sixth century is regarded as its founder. Its early philosophic foundations and its later beliefs and rituals are two completely different ways of life. Today (1982) Taoism claims 31,286,000 followers.

    Legend says that Lao-tzu was immaculately conceived by a shooting star; carried in his mother's womb for eighty-two years; and born a full grown wise old man. "
    ===========================================================================================
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    May 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • Laticia

      Since all the last christian presidents screwed up, I'm ready for a moron a jew or an arab. justy no chinese – they cant be trusted – they would sell their own mother for a bowl of rice.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  16. Stonesrule

    "Ethical questions are being raised both inside The Virginian-Pilot and in the Norfolk, Va. area after two of the paper’s reporters were attacked and beaten by a mob of at least 30 blacks, but was downplayed by police and withheld from the public for more than two weeks by the newspaper’s editors."

    In today's race war, it's pretty clear that blacks are protected while waging all-out war on whites. The message is clear....whites should protect themselves by any means possible – even preemptively – knowing that blacks now openly admit their hatred of whites and routinely attack them. This little article is just more evidence of what is already well-known but ignored and down-played in the media. White people – shoot first and ask questions later. Turn the tables....whites get attacked in black neighborhoods, let's return the favor. Black Panthers? KKK

    May 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • b4bigbang

      Mia Love for President 2016 !!!

      May 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  17. karek40

    First, I am not a Romney supporter, however, Obama has absolutely and totally failed in 2 of the critical areas facing this nation (national debt, and jobs). The democrats have not passed a budget since he got in office and for 2 years they dominated both the house and senate. In view of Obama's absolute past failure and failure to tell us how he will correct the situation it is evident he has no plans. I am willing to vote for anybody else and give them a chance. If Romney can't correct the problem I'll say the same thing in another 4 years.

    May 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      Passing a budget takes both parties to agree. The blame cannot be put on just one party. The whole lot of them behave like children when it's budget time. You might fault Obama on a failure for the country to change, but you can't blame his polocies when his opposition won't allow any of his polocies to pass. And the ones that do pass, they fight tooth and nail to repeal.

      May 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
    • Oglethorp

      Karek40 You a quite misinformed about why a budget is not getting passed and the national debt. With respect to the debt. It was thrust upon president Obama created by a phony war orchestated by Bush, Cheny, and Rumhead and the deregulation of banks by Bush which lead to the housing collapse. Regarding the budget the new republican party infiltrated by T-Bagging wingnuts has created an obstructionist faction that refuses to compromise on anything. Thus nothing is getting done. You clearly listen to way too much fox news which is nothing more than manufactued misinformation spewed out by clueless bimbos reading from a script. You should start research what you hear. There are plenty of credible independant sources that will sort out fact from BS if you really want the truth. Most fox listeners are really more concerned that there is a blackman in the white and not the truth.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
    • Johnny

      Ogel – do some honest research and study into the debt the US has. Every dollar in circulation is debt based. Do you know what that means??? Look it up and you will learn that though Bush was an idiot for the most part, he didn't create the debt passed on to Obama. That debt grows larger every time the Fed purchases US bonds.... and why would the Fed purchase US bonds? Again study it out and you will find Obama is no different than Bush as they appear in the equation of our national debt.

      Also – study up on the tech bubble and what the Fed did in response. Kicked the can down the road. The market is always striving to correct the errors crony capitalists and government throw at it. You will be well served to educate yourself on facts, rather than spewing retread rhetoric from the left.

      P.S. I'm a Mormon and I will not vote for Romney.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:21 am |
  18. michelle

    Well just listening to what Romney speaks about makes be believe the things alot of others believe. He is out of touch and out of line. I don't know what God they honor when you live to create new lies, everyday to scare people. Remember people this is the etch a sketch time for Romney. By the way CNN brought up the stupid lady being a Mormon. If she had any since she would've had told them that is not so important to print. But everyone has to have their minutes of fame. Shame, shame, shame.
    Besides anyone can apply paint to their face. Doesn't means she is Black. She'll find out eventually. They are definitely going to flock all on her jock. You know they love to hate us.

    May 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Johnny

      michelle – message board 101 – never call someone "stupid" in your post when using poor grammar and incorrect spelling.

      Anyone can apply paint to their face and doesn't mean they're black? Interesting you would say that. Please let me know how well Obama identifies with the majority of the black population in the US. Raised middle class in Hawaii with a white mother and white grandmother. Lived internationally and attended an IV league school. Does that sound like the majority of blacks in the US?

      May 3, 2012 at 2:30 am |
  19. Kelly

    Gosh this was fun, but I gotta go. Thanks for the chance to debate..

    May 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  20. outOfTheBlue

    Amazing that it will take a mormon running in Utah to become the 1st black republican ever elected to Congress. Otherwise, I guess, no chance.

    May 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • outOfTheBlue

      correction... black republican woman.

      May 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • danielwalldammit

      Lol, I heard that!

      May 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
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