If you actually take the time to sit and read the Mormon teachings of old (which to date have not been recanted) it is amazing the amount of sheer hatred and contempt that is directed towards people of color.
To Mormon prophets, they were to be viewed as subhuman animals that were beyond any form of redemption.
I've been around Mormans all my life, have several morman friends, attended their church meetings, been in numerous discussions about their beliefs and visited many, many websites, both pro and anti-morman. What you have just said - "sheer hatred and contempt" and "viewed as subhuman animals that were beyond any form of redemption" is just NOT true and only perpetuates false information.
What is true is that years ago, Mormans did discriminate regarding blacks becoming church ministers and deacons or holding any administrative positions, which they claimed was scriptual. But their teachings were no different than those held for numerous years by white Christian congregations. In fact, Fred Price, a Black protestant minister did a series of lectures a few years ago here in L.A. regarding the history of black discrimination in the American christian churches and points to their ignorance in using so-called scriptures to keep blacks as a separate 'class' and denying them membership. At least the Mormans allowed blacks membership. If I'm not mistaken, there were several morman black families that settled Utah in the 1800's.
I might disagree with some morman doctrine, but I like all my morman friends, they're fun and and have a positive outlook on life, which is more than I can say of my JW friend who is always so negative and has few good things to say about anything. This website never fails to amuse me at the amount of misinformation people have about other religions - I still can't figure out if it's because so many here have been 'burned' by the JW's that everything is skewed or they just enjoy knocking any religion or belief in general.
You can take any religion, and I mean ANY and cull their history to find their qwerks. I was reading the other day about a quote from Martin Luther that said something to the effect of 'what good are woman, except for breeding more men'.... now there's a man to follow - NOT.