A poll asked the following questions:
"Has (or did) the restriction on Blacks holding the Priesthood… Institutionalized racism within "The Church"? Rate Topic: 2 Votes Poll: Racism (60 member(s) have cast votes)
Is racisim institutionalized within "The Church"?
Yes (11 votes [18.33%])
Percentage of vote: 18.33%
No (41 votes [68.33%])
Percentage of vote: 68.33%
Somewhat (8 votes [13.33%]"
To which I responded:
I voted "no" even though the effects of previously institutionalized racism persist somewhat today. Leaders continue on occasion to counsel people not to marry a member of another race, but I would not consider this "institutionalization" becuase there is no outright prohibition or saction tied to going against this advice.