In a now-closed thread, RfM poster “mogambo” notes:
The attitude of the Church towards interracial relationships always interested me“As a Middle Eastern guy and former investigator (I was never baptized) in an all-white LDS ward. From the things I could inform the Church did actually feed its young members covert racial purity doctrine.
“I experienced a typical example of the things I felt had been concealed racist teachings during the Eternal Marriage class. The instructor had been telling the storyline of a missionary that is female the U.S. whom after going back from her mission, hitched a man from another tradition (without indicating what he implied by ‘another culture’). He stated the guy wound up lying to her and cheating on her behalf. The instructor had been talking straight to girls within the class and warning them to be cautious about social distinctions.
“Notice the message that is subtle had been giving girls. He was implying that when they marry a man from another culture,they will likely to be lied to and cheated in; as though things that way don’t take place on a regular basis in relationships between individuals of exactly the same cultural and social history. Start thinking about why he had been maybe not warning the people to be cautious about social distinctions whenever choosing a gf or spouse.