Introduction

In May of 2018, as LDS leaders were about to meet with NAACP leaders, a fake Mormon Newsroom release was made that closely mimicked the look and feel of the actual Mormon Newsroom. The release included a (fake) letter from the First Presidency formally apologizing for its racist teachings and the Priesthood/temple ban.

The Southern Baptist Convention 1995 Resolution On Racial Reconciliation, discussed in this LA Times article), is an example of a legitimate apology for past racism:

… We apologize to all African Americans for condoning and/or perpetuating individual and systemic racism in our lifetime, and we genuinely repent of racism of which we have been guilty, whether consciously or unconsciously …”

The hoax