160 years ago today - Jun 1, 1862

[Brigham Young]

The people can bring evil upon themselves as did the Lamanites; they brought upon themselves their dark skins, their loathsomeness of character has come upon them because they transgressed the laws of God, the same with the African. We see their dark, glossy skin, and they as a race of beings can never receive their blessings until the residue have come in and received theirs, even all except Cain's, and then they can come in, and they will return to God and become a white and delightsome people; but the Lamanites will first. You and I may have received the oracles of heaven and turn away and become hateful, but we are the children of God, and the Lamanites are and they cannot be anything else, although they are so hateful; and they will be saved.

[The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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