We have seen and learned that racism is a learned attitude. Grandfather taught Father who taught son, and the cycle continues. This learning cycle is done in the living room while watching the news or tv shows, through hunting trips, through the colleges, universities, fraternities and churches that one attends.
My personal opinion - repeat - my personal opinion not documented by research - is that racism takes at least three generations to eradicate. So at a 25 year generation - 75 years. Lets assume that maybe the Father isn't 100% racist, so he doesn't rant at home among his own family. But come Thanksgiving, Christmas and other visits, the son still hears the hatred of racism from Grandpa.
The son may or may not turn racist himself, it depends on how often he is being programmed by Granddad, if he has other influences at school, work, friends, and other things.
But once Grandpa dies, Father has never talked racism, the Son managed not to get tainted by Grandpa, so the grandson, the new generation is how so much dipped into the culture of hatred, at home at least.
Who is Mitty Flipper Romney's role models, mentors?
Keeping it simple dear old Dad. George Romney as lifetime, devout Mormon who like his son was a Stake President. (Hint: You don't become Stake President for having your own opinions on how to diversify the church, or any other quirk in Salt Lake City reality).
His other mentor, our Homophobe, the President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, Boyd Homophobe Packer.
Now, it is very likely, with Mitty's father as Stake President in Michigan, he has met with the current prophet of the Mormon Church, Thomas Monson. So it isn't out of expectation that Mitty was surrounded by the Mormon Elite, or as I pointed out, the Elite (or Exclusive) White Boy Only Club.
Where am I headed?
Boyd Homophobe Packer, as an Apostle in the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, has stated that church policy is not to support mix marriage. "Mexicans should marry mexicans..." as he proudly states.
I've looked for a retraction from Boyd Packer, or for the Mormon Church kicking off the senile old man from it's leadership - but NOPE, hasn't happened.
So by my theory:
Boyd Packer - Grandpa is this example - spews hate and racism to George - Father - which through church literature and programs Sonny Boy Mitty hears.
Is Mitty a racist?
As a Stake President he never questioned the authorites of the church - God speaks, the Prophets listens, and the Prophet blows the trumphet for all to follow.
Given Mitty Flipper Romney's current emphasis to get the U.S. Constitution amended to outlaw same sex marriage, I think the hate is still there.
Given that there are no blacks, African Americans (were going through the name change again it seems) on the First Presidency, Quorum of Twelve Apostles, and only one "token" black man on the Seventy - after 34 years - NO DIVERSITY - I say that qualifies as the racism still exists.
So it is safe to assume, that as a Mormon, and as a Mormon Presidential Candidate:
Mitty Flipper Romney clearly is anti-LGBT, radically against LGBT.
Mitty Flipper Romney clearly shows signs of closeted racism - you can't clearly come out and say you hate African Americans - a career killer. It is the subtle proofs: The General Authorities of his Mormon Church being all stuffy old white guy in suits, plus the token black man.
Man, man, man - - Mitty Flipper Romney clearly believes that a woman's place is to be barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. No women in positions of authority in the Quorum of Twelve Apostle, The First Presidency, or the Seventy.
I see nothing but problems with a Homophobic, Anti-Feminist, Racist White House, with an infection into the Supreme Court is a vacancy comes up.
If the Mormon Church wants to produce a candidate for the Presidency, then it needs to take four years off and fix its homophobic, anti-woman, anti-black, anti-mix marriage image.
First, FIRE Boyd Homophobe Packer
Second, the Quorum of Twelve Apostles has not changed in color since the Salt Lake City Temple's cornerstone was laid. Add some diversity - Hispanic and African American at least to start.
Even if that means retiring two current Apostles.
You can't take those steps; then expect to stay in Utah.
Americans don't hate Mormons, we just don't trust racist, homophobic, anti-women's right hate groups that are led by the biggest biggot on your Quorum - Boyd Homophobe Packer.
You want to make the LGBT community a scapegoat for all that is wrong.
"The gays are coming, the gays are coming."
We do not need a Mormon in the Presidency, we would lose the diversity of the Supreme Court, the diversity of the President's Cabinet that previous Presidents, both Democrats and Republicans alike, have worked so hard.
If we had a Mormon President - we would have no women on the Supreme Court today.
If we had a Mormon President - we would have no African Americans on the Supreme Court today.
If we had a Mormon President - women wouldn't have the right to vote, and they would probably still be required to wear dresses to school instead of pants).
I can go on and on, like the energizer bunny, I can go on and on and on .....
excerpts from: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6172
Follow the Rule, by BOYD K. PACKER, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was given at Brigham Young University on 14 January 1977.
"Now, one other subject. It's been the policy of the Church--and it's been spoken on many occasions--that as the gathering of Israel is in Mexico for the Mexicans, in Tonga for the Tongans, in China for the Chinese, and so on, so has been our counsel as it relates to marriage.
"We've always counseled in the Church for our Mexican members to marry Mexicans, our Japanese members to marry Japanese, our Caucasians to marry Caucasians, our Polynesian members to marry Polynesians. The counsel has been wise. You may say again, "Well, I know of exceptions." I do, too, and they've been very successful marriages. I know some of them. You might even say, "I can show you local Church leaders or perhaps even general leaders who have married out of their race." I say, "Yes--exceptions." Then I would remind you of that Relief Society woman's near-scriptural statement,
"We'd like to follow the rule first, and then we'll take care of the exceptions."
Someone else replied, "My boy, before you think that applies to you, you ought to be very sure you have the inspiration and power that is present in the beginnings of an apostle."
"...For every exception we can show you tens and hundreds, and I suppose thousands, who were not happy. Plan, young people, to marry into your own race. This counsel is good, and I hope our branch presidents are listening and paying attention. The counsel is good.
The professor said, "Would you mind citing the reference and the authority for that?"
Brother Lee thought for a few minutes and said, "Yes, the reference for that is Elder Harold B. Lee of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, speaking at a devotional assembly at BYU," and then he gave the date of his sermon. The point I make, simply, is this: It isn't a question of who said it or when; the question is whether it is true.
Things are not always easy when we receive counsel, whether the counsel is to return to serve among our own people or whether it is counsel to marry among our own culture and racial backgrounds.
At the end, highlighted in blue. If someone question by whose authority that this policy is stated, "Yes, that authority and reference is I, I, I, I'm an Apostle, I speak for the church, my word is God."
Now we know why Utah is the most depressed state in the Union, and the most heavily prescribed for anti-depression.
Can't blame them, if their ancestors could have kept pushing over the mountains, Oregon and Washington are beautiful states, with forests, rivers and an Ocean shore. Beats a dry river bed for sure.