Posted April 5, 2011 by Larz Cosby in Uncategorized. 14 Comments
Posted by Former Mormon on April 6, 2011 at 1:46 am
Don’t stand for racism. Remove your name from the records of the Mormon church. Learn how at http://www.mormoncensus.com
The teaching of racism is only but one of the many reasons why I removed my name from the records of the Mormon church.
The church to this day still teaches racism. The following is a scripture from the Book of Mormon:
“And God had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. And thus saith the Lord God; I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities.” (2 Nephi 5:21)
That is only one of many racist scriptures taught to the youth in the Mormon church.
(This is not an anti-Mormon statement. This is an anti-racism statement.)
Posted by Cannon's Canon on April 8, 2011 at 12:03 am
You are well on your way to an illustrious, prosperous career of race-card playing! Congratulations on your success, and cheers to fulfilling your academic potential at such a young age.
Posted by Susan Willoughby on April 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm
….for someone to turn this around on Lars and say he is ‘race-card playing’ is ridiculous and twisted~I have never been more ashamed to be a Utahn….Thank God for the authorities who’ve taken this as serious as they have and glad the principle is GONE!
Posted by Haha on April 14, 2011 at 7:45 am
hahaha:) oh its so true. really this is your parent’s fault for bringing you into this world so you could grow up a confused halfsy. If you dont like america then go back to africa…i mean they are doing just so great over there anyways. good luck in life buddy.
Btw, does this mean if mackay had called you a cracker you wouldve been offended too? Ya…id be confused too. You can thank your daddy for that. Haha:)
Posted by White Man on May 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm
Suck it up , what are you a wimp?? Why is it negros always play the race card.
Posted by Gus Lawrence on April 8, 2011 at 2:45 am
Greetings Mr. Cosby,
My name is Gus, and I operate a talk radio program exclusively focused on Racism. I make an effort to share constructive information, current events, publications and projects related to Racism. Tim Wise, Dr. Peggy McIntosh, Cynthia McKinney and a myriad of other authors and scholars from around the globe have been guests on my program. We discussed your experience on a recent program, and we would appreciate the chance to have you as a guest. I was disgusted by the alleged joke. But more importantly, we were inspired by your courage. Racism will fall when more people are willing to oppose Racists in the same way that you did. I would love to hear more about the help you have received in solving this problem. I know we can learn a great deal from you, Mr. Cosby. I am certain your itinerary remains congested, and I will do all that I can to conform to your schedule. Please, contact me if you are willing to speak with us. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take excellent care, sir.
Posted by Barbara on April 9, 2011 at 1:00 am
I applaud the efforts of the community to investigate the few students who were involved in this and administering swift consequences.
I also applaud the entire community in working with various groups to educate parents,students and staff in promoting a culture of respect. By doing this, more people will come to the conclusion that joking about race is NOT funny. In fact, jokes are not funny that use humor at the expense of others.
This was a painful experience for many. However, many more people will think twice about 1) how one’s actions have consequences and 2) how one’s inaction also has consequences.
Best wishes to all the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students of Alta High. You may feel that you have been judged on the thoughtless actions of a few. Rather, many feel that the positive social actions you have shown in response to the thoughtless actions are showing your true character.
Even those outside of Alta are affected. We are all learning from this experience in making our own communities more mutually respectful. Thank you for your efforts during this difficult time.
Posted by Jeffrey S on April 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm
Dude, it’s lame that this happened to you. Good for you for being strong enough to move forward to get this solved. Don’t let ridiculous people get you down, and remember that the people who would bag on you for being offended by this are not worth the facepunch that they deserve. Stay strong, and just know that the people whose opinions matter are behind you all the way.
Posted by pathetic on April 14, 2011 at 6:55 am
Larz is just a pathetic outcaste trying to recieve some attention by bagging on a kid who is very well-liked at school. Larz, get over yourself.
Posted by Jake G on April 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Hi, im in a social sciences class at the University of Utah, and we’re doing a study about the discrimination rates and cuases around the area. If everyone could just take a minute and fill this out that would be great! Thanks
Posted by Anonymous on April 29, 2011 at 4:36 am
Good Job Larz, I think you are an amazing example and it is encouraging me to be a better example in my high school. You are an inspiration – for real!
Posted by Isaac on May 2, 2011 at 2:03 am
Posted by Clytemnestra on May 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm
Wow! How fortuitous that your father just HAPPENED to be working on a book about white racism in Utah at a time when your high school was holding a School Spirit Competition between White Team Juniors and Black Team Seniors. I think it was absolutely ingenious the way you managed to create and blow up an ugly racial incident out of that. And now you’ve got the Department of Justice involved? Kudos to you for recognizing a great marketing opportunity when you saw it and running with it. May I expect your sequel after your family launches the inevitable extortion – err, lawsuit for the spineless white liberal school district to settle for big bucks out of court? If so, feel free to borrow this title:
HOW TO CREATE AN UGLY RACIAL FLAP FOR FUN AND PROFIT.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan move over. I think we have a new young star rising.
Posted by American Majority on August 17, 2011 at 12:14 am
I attended Alta High School when no current students at Alta were even born. Alta High School was a racist school back then as it is now. There were a significant number of teachers, counselors, students, etc., who either discriminated or said racist or insensitive remarks, against racial and ethnic minority students including those who spoke English as second language.
As it is now, the efforts to cover up the racist activities at Alta or diminish racism as a joke by many people at and around Alta for the sake of the reputation of the school have helped develop Alta into a KKK-style racist school over the years.
I have never seen anywhere in the U.S. a group of students and parents that take racism as nothing serious and try to diminish racism as a joke in a futile attempt to save the reputation of the school and the community. When they take the school reputation more seriously than tolerating zero racism when there are active racists at school, they are making Alta High School the worst racist school in the United States.
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